Hey DC'ers. I come asking this here (as opposed to /., reddit, etc.) because I know the culture here. Good people, with varied views, trying to promote good welfare for all.
I'm proud to be a part of this community for a while.
While I don't always agree with everyone's views (who can?) I do respect (and have been equally respected) the views of members of the great culture.
Here is my situation: I started working with Hadoop Administration a few months ago. I'm now on the Center for Excellence Team for a Fortune 20 company (1 of 4 key members (as defined by our VP)). I'm working with some brilliant men. I'm humbled to be a part of the team. I think we have a chance to produce some potentially significant improvements to Hadoop in general (Yeah, these guys are that good.).
My problem is this: (get ready to laugh)
We could bust our asses, work for the man, update our resumes (CV's) and go somewhere else and make +x% income. Or, we could start a pizza & beer franchise.
College campuses would never be the same if we went that route.
How do you decide something like this? I'm not joking, the business model we have should be wildly successful.