GuildCafe moves into our new office tomorrow, March 31st. The office will be right smack dab in Central Square in Cambridge, just a stones throw from Harmonix which is the company who made Guitar Hero 1 and 2 as well as the awesomely fun Rock Band. It’ll be my first time ever working in an office environment so it should be interesting and a lot of fun since everyone I’ve in the company has a good sense of humor and we enjoy video games. It’s pretty cool to be able to talk about the upcoming WOW patch or what our favorite games, at work.
So far work hasn’t been too bad, though it’s starting to get a bit stressful because I need to read about two books for work and I’ve got a final exam in my Business Principles class in about two weeks. I’m learning a lot because there is quite the learning curve jumping into a company with very experienced and professional people behind it..and you’re 20 years old. I don’t mind it all, though, since it helps me become more knowledgeable about what we’re doing here and it’s also exciting to learn new cool and interesting stuff.
This month has been very exciting at work because we’ve almost doubled the size of our staff in just a few weeks time. We’ve hired four new engineers along with myself (I work in Marketing) and my hope is that with this increase in staff there will be an increase in production. There are so many cool and exciting features that we want to put in GuildCafe…just a matter of time until they get done. Hopefully the increase from 3 engineers to 7 will help things along
I’m enjoying Boston, though it’s ridiculously expensive to live here. I’m looking forward to using the public transportation system to get to work instead of driving every day. Since the office is right off of the red line I’ll be able to get to work in just about 20-30 minutes, a lot quicker than the commutes I’ve had to make at my past jobs.
Overall the transition from small town Ohio to Boston is going well. I’m excited about exploring the city and going to new places in April with my unlimited bus/subway pass and work is pretty kick ass. Let’s hope April is even better than March and that it brings some great times to GuildCafe!