This is the second time in the past decade that I've stepped away from a full-time position and gone the route of being a lone wolf. This time, for the past 6 months, I've been working with a handful of different companies across the country to help them address the issues they're facing as growing technical teams. This work has been extremely interesting and varied: I've been low-level, hands-on helping with performance problems to very high level, helping a small team figure out their work and hiring roadmap. I was able to share a lot of knowledge with all of these teams, but it's been rewarding to be able to learn a lot from them as well.
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