My family and I moved to San Mateo, CA (Mid Peninsula, San Francisco Bay Area) in Oct 2015 and we’re enjoying our stay here. We were lucky to immigrate with a green card we got through Diversity Visa lottery. The move went smoothly since I have been already working for Frame – a Bay Area startup of which I was a founding engineer working from Serbia (until moving to US).
The last 4 years were very dynamic on many fronts and especially career wise.
Moving to Cisco Meraki was a jump towards a more challenging and faster paced engineering environment compared to Frame. Meraki has already operated at few orders of magnitude greater scale and with a very diverse and strong engineering team. At the time I joined in 2017. – the engineering team was already 200 strong. The revenue for the business unit was about 1.4B while Meraki cloud app was serving over 1 million networks. Meraki was for me experiencing Silicon Valley for real.
While I was learning the ropes at Meraki, Frame was acquired by Nutanix in 2018. for $165M 👏.
Below is an old photo when Frame was still <20 people and when few of us from Serbia visited the Menlo Park office back in 2014.
Back to Meraki, after spending 2.5 years, collaborating with so many wonderful people, I decided to follow a flock of great engineers and leaders that were leaving Meraki to join Samsara – a company founded by the “original” Meraki founders John Bicket and Sanjit Biswas.
A new journey begins…