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Sean Patrick Hagen

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So, I’ve been working at Thought Shop for a week now. I guess I should write down some of my thoughts on what I think so far.

To summarize: holy awesome, batman.

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve never worked for a design shop before, or if it’s going back to work for a small company, but I’m really loving this job so far. I’ve spent the entire first week learning how to use ThreeJS for my first project. I’ve never worked with 3D in the browser before, so it’s been a pretty fun week. Also, maybe it’s working at a small company, or getting to play around with something new and exciting, but this week has felt super productive.

It started out pretty simple. On my first day I was handed a prototype that one of the other developers had done as a proof of concept to test out ThreeJS. I spent my first day turning that JavaScript into a Yeoman powered project, using Gulp. This is the first time I’ve used Gulp instead of Grunt, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed – so far, it seems like a huge improvement over Grunt. The next few days I spent playing around with the model in Blender to split it up a bit ( for reasons I’ll get into in another post ), and learning me some ThreeJS.

I know it’s only been a week, but I really think I’m going to like it here. I have the feeling that I’m always going to have a chance to try out new web technology, and to play around with it. I also think that I’m going to have the freedom to play around, to try out different things to find what works for each project – instead of having to rush and try and get stuff done as quickly as possible.

I’ll see how the next few weeks go, but I think this is the start of something pretty awesome.