Iris Classon
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Iris Classon - In Love with Code

First day at work, hello dream job and hello IdentityMine

I can finally share with the world something I’ve been so nervous and excited about for a while. Nervous it might be all a dream, excited that it is for real. Yesterday was my first official day at IdentityMine a company that specializes in digital user experience using some of my favorite platforms: Windows Store, Windows Phone, WPF, Xbox, Kinect and more.

IdentityMine creates leading edge applications for well-known companies using awesome things such as motion, eye and gesture tracking, and let’s not forget touch. Do I need to say I am the luckiest girl in the world?

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And there is one more reason as to why I’m so thrilled. My new boss, my manager, is no other than my dear friend Laurent Bugnion. Who I first came in contact with after using his rather known OSS framework MVVM Light in a school project. Laurent is a great friend, mentor and a very skilled programmer- combine that with getting to work with other very skilled programmers and we can see why I’m all smiles while I write this- sitting at a Starbucks café in Switzerland after a long day of introduction to the company by Laurent.

Me and Laurent earlier today. We spent the day ordering in my equipment and setting up my environment

From the start I knew I loved working with these technologies, and while I happily played and worked with other languages, platforms and tools- I always invested in this. My first ‘Hello World’ was a WPF, my first app a Windows Phone, my first technical course for Pluralsight Leap Motion, my first book (co-authored) on Windows Store Apps. Somewhere I knew this is the area where I, for now, I thrive the best and can deliver best. You wouldn’t believe how many argued that it’s better to be a generalist, and that it would be impossible to find what I was looking for. Call me a dreamer, but this dreamer just had her dream come true :D

New Balance application for Microsoft PixelSense(formerly Microsoft Surface). Image borrowed from IdentityMine (portfolio section)

Of course I have a lot of hard work ahead of me- the programmers we have are very good at what they do and this is a completely different level when we talk about these technologies as we are talking specialists working on innovative projects for large and known clients.

Zürich at sunset. Not a bad way to end my second day at work ;)

And where I will live? Well we haven’t figured that out yet. But that is hardly important right now. I have code to write, coffee to drink, and new people to meet. And I couldn’t be more happy.

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Laurent
3/11/2014 1:22:13 PM
Welcome to the family! 
Don Schenck
3/11/2014 1:36:22 PM
I'm so happy for you.

I know the feeling; I started at Rackspace last July, and I'm still pinching myself. It's not a "job", it's being able to do the things I LOVE, for an incredible company, and get paid for it.

This is great news. Congratulations on your new position. 
Fredrik Björeman
3/11/2014 1:40:12 PM
Wonderful, congratulations again! 
Leopold Birkholm
3/11/2014 2:00:02 PM
Wonderful news - I am glad for you. It's so fun to read about happy news. And, I can only speak for myself, you are a source for inspiration. 
Glenn Block
3/11/2014 7:07:34 PM
Congratulations Iris! It has been really a treat to watch your progression in the industry. I am excited to see that you joined Identity Mine. You can't go wrong working for Laurent! 
srinivas kadiyala
3/12/2014 12:29:09 AM
Congrats Iris.. Good luck :) 
Jens Christian Rasch
3/12/2014 2:20:46 AM
Congratulations Iris. A very positive and inspiring post. Go for your dreams and don't let people hold you back ... or down :)

Good luck in Zürich 
Sean Kearon
3/13/2014 1:41:42 AM
Fantastic news, very well done!  Having a passion for coding and software is the main ingredient to make a successful coder.  Your story is a brilliant example of how combining your passion with hard work can take you a long way in this industry.  I'm sure that will help inspire a lot of other people to start coding too! 
sacha
3/13/2014 9:28:28 AM
Tell Laurent that he is only an email away if he doesnt look after you 
Sigurjon
3/22/2014 5:50:58 AM
Congratulations ;) 
Mikael
3/25/2014 2:55:53 AM
Grattis Iris! Så kul för dig! 
Iris Classon
4/16/2014 11:57:02 AM
Reply to: Mikael
tack :) 
Iris Classon
4/16/2014 11:59:12 AM
Reply to: Sigurjon
Thank you! 
Iris Classon
4/16/2014 12:04:40 PM
Reply to: Leopold Birkholm
Thank you so much for the very kind words, I do my very best and it genuinely makes me happy to hear it has an effect! 
Iris Classon
4/16/2014 12:05:12 PM
Reply to: Jens Christian Rasch
Thank you Jens :D I don't know yet where I will end up, but there will a move... ;) 
Iris Classon
4/16/2014 12:06:52 PM
Reply to: Don Schenck
My aim in life is to work without it feeling like work :D Of course a pay is handy, but I like work to be a continuation of my life not an interruption. Life is too short to just wait for the weekends or vacations :) 


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