My name is Daniel Wenner and I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee with my two dogs, Maggie and Toby.
I moved to Nashville in 2008 after I graduated with a B.S. in Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
I am interested in working remotely full-time because I've grown tired of commuting back and forth between downtown to sit behind a computer when I have a perfectly good one right at home.
Q: Why did you move to Nashville?
A: Following college graduation I knew I didn't want to stay in Philadelphia or the surrounding area. My brother was living in Nashville at the time, I had enjoyed visiting the city multiple times in the past and new there was a large tech industry so I decided to pack my stuff into a car and move there.
Q: Why did you leave iostudio?
A: The company had to downsize and upper-management determined, prematurely it seems, that I was non-essential. The job was offered back to me a week or two later but I had already gained employment elsewhere so I agreed to work on contract during evenings and weekends on the projects that I had worked on previously.
Q: Why did you leave Applied Health Analytics?
A: Applied Health Analytics was a brand new startup company, of which I was the first employee following the CEO and CIO. Throughout my employment I was directly responsible for making many aspects of the business possible so I willingly ended up performing multiple jobs, many of which were unrelated to my actual job title or even web development and programming in general (such as tech support, data entry, printing, packaging, shipping, billing).
Although I enjoyed various aspects of the work I was doing, I felt that I was doing too many things not directly related to the development field and I had spent enough time waiting for new employees with appropriate backgrounds to help alleviate those aspects of my workload.
Q: Why did you leave the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center?
A: I was initially hired as a contractor to help complete a six-month project. I was eventually offered a salary position and since I was very happy with the position, team and environment, I decided to put my moving plans on hold indefinitely. After six and a half years there I wasn't having fun anymore and wasn't challenged by the work so I decided to start looking elsewhere.