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Today caps off a full month at MobileSyrup, and what a month it's been! I'm still amazed at how lucky I am to have secured a full-time job writing about mobile technology. Getting a full-time job writing about anything would've been cool, but mobile tech is especially fascinating to me. My interest was sparked when I started working on the other side of the fence in Canada's telecomm industry a year or so ago, and has only grown since. I don't think it's possible to be uninterested in mobile technology once you've been introduced to the subject. It's the future, pure and simple.
MobileSyrup also just happens to be a fantastic, supportive environment. Having been through the ringer a few times, I know what a toxic workplace feels like. There's generally a lot of gossip, apathy, uncertainty, unfriendly competition and bullying. MobileSyrup feels like the polar opposite. I have supportive co-workers who give constructive criticism and genuine praise and a boss who is a strong, unwavering leader and truly caring human being.
It's a fast-paced work environment, too-- this month alone I've written 86 articles, and I'm nowhere near the production speeds of my more experienced colleagues. At first I wondered if I'd be overwhelmed, but so far I've loved the challenge and I can't wait to write eight stories a day with the best of them.
Here are some of the highlights of what I've written so far (and by highlights I mean what I've enjoyed writing best):
LongStory: A high school relationship simulator that's healthy for the soul (my first feature for the site!)
10 things you should know about the HTC 10 (co-authored with Patrick O'Rourke and Igor Bonifacic)
Privacy commissioner will investigate whether RCMP uses mobile surveillance devices
New court documents reveal 'Stingray' surveillance devices have been used by RCMP since 2005, could impede 9-1-1 calls (follow-up to the previous article)
Study shows Canadians want more wireless competition but had no idea about MVNO battle
TD Canada Trust rolls out first-of-its-kind financial management app MySpend