August 31, 2006

Rack On

Filed under: Friends,General — Cory @ 2:51 pm

Well, for those who haven’t heard, tomorrow will be my last day at Rackspace. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was flying down for my interview with the CORE team. At that time (mid 2003) the company was around 280 people, and every day was exciting. Rackspace has come a long way since then, and as of two weeks ago there are now over 1,000 employees and there is no slowdown in sight.

Being at Rackspace has had a tremendous impact on my life. I have been exposed to some really amazing individuals, and in the process I have learned a lot about business, software, and people. It is wonderful to be surrounded by such bright people all the time, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with them. Rackspace is a very special place, because of the special people there.

Deciding to leave this environment was not an easy thing for me to do, but I have an opportunity to do something I have always wanted, and its the right time in my life to go for it. All along at Rackspace I felt like I was learning and preparing for something later, and I think I will now have a chance to apply what I have learned. “It’s all just practice”, as someone who has been a big influence on me likes to say.

Next week I’ll be packing up all my stuff and moving on to my next hop, Houston.

Just another Ant on the Melon…

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  1. Welcome to Houston! It’s where Rackers go to move on with their lives. ;)

    Comment by Nathan — August 31, 2006 @ 4:35 pm
  2. Best of luck to you in your new opportunity, Cory! San Antonio will miss you. ;)

    Comment by Annie — August 31, 2006 @ 9:29 pm
  3. You’ll need to change your header “Blackstone to Hampden-Sydney to New Orleans to Blackstone to San Antonio … to Houston”

    Comment by jason — September 10, 2006 @ 12:52 pm
  4. J – it’s funny you mentioned that. I just logged into wordpress to do exactly that when I noticed your comment :)

    Comment by Cory — September 11, 2006 @ 12:11 am
  5. where are u going? :( does it mean no more London visits with JC?

    (this is debbie by the way)

    Comment by debbie — September 12, 2006 @ 11:38 am

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