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Via @aaronu :  Hey everyone – I’m still seeing updates come in around this thread so I thought I would check in with everyone and give a quick update on where I’m at :)

2014 has been an incredible year for me here on GrowthHackers.com – it was only about six months ago that I officially created a profile and joined the community. From the moment that I submitted my first post and started seeing all the comments come in, I knew that @sean @everette @dylan @morgan @nichole and the rest of the GH team had truly created something special. Looking back on things so far, it’s been an incredible journey from where I first started all the way to having the opportunity to take part in this thread here!

After my involvement in the AMA, I was fortunate enough to land a growth role at an incredible startup called ZenHub.io. For those of you who may not have heard of us, we’ve built the first project management tool native within GitHub. Although I’m not a developer (and hadn’t used GitHub prior) it’s been an incredible experience working on a product that’s outside my traditional toolset as a marketer. As a part of the job, I’ve also had the opportunity to move to a new city (Vancouver, Canada) which has always been a dream of mine! If any of you are ever in the area, please send me a message on Twitter – it would be great to connect!

Looking forward, I’m really excited to see what 2015 has in store – both for me personally, and here on GH. I can’t thank all of you enough for your support and advice that you’ve provided me with during my short time as a member of the community – like I said, it truly is a special thing to be involved in! I’m really looking forward to sharing this next year with all of you :)

Here's a link to his comment in the original thread: https://growthhackers.com/questions/hireme-ama-jr-growth-hacking-prospect-aaron-upright-aaronu/#comment-24371

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    Matt Diederichs

    almost 5 years ago #

    Hey @aaronu great to hear about your journey - pretty amazing what can happen from communities like this! I'm also Vancouver-based, shoot me a tweet (@mattddrchs) and lets grab a beer sometime.

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    Jared Smith

    almost 5 years ago #

    This is crazy awesome! Warms my heart to know we are building something that helps change the course of peoples lives. Cheers @aaronu keep it up!

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    Sean Ellis

    almost 5 years ago #

    Thanks so much for the update @aaronu and congrats on the new role. Hopefully we'll get these HireMe AMAs kicked back up in January.

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    Ivan Kreimer

    almost 5 years ago #

    Glad to see that @aaronu got his job thanks to this community. Congrats!

    On a related note, thanks to my popular question "How Can I Land a Junior Growth Hacker Position?" (https://growthhackers.com/questions/ask-gh-how-can-i-land-a-job-as-a-junior-growth-hacker/), @adii contacted me and he offered me a job doing Growth at his latest startup, Receiptful (https://receiptful.com).

    So as a shout out to all the growth-hackers-to-be out there, this community is a great way to get a job, if you show passion and willingness to learn.

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    Anuj Adhiya

    almost 5 years ago #

    This is so great - thanks for the update @aaronu and kudos!
    Best wishes for 2015 and beyond!

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    Everette Taylor

    almost 5 years ago #

    Really great to see this @aaronu - much deserved.

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    Sorin Olaru

    almost 5 years ago #

    @aaronu It's crazy but something similar happened to me in the exact same timeline. Only my efforts were offline by getting involved in the StartUp Community in Montreal and creating a Growth Hacking community here. Now I got hired at Sociable Labs - growth hacking services for e-commerce platforms and companies (Frank&Oak, NoMoreRack, Beyond the Rack, Fiverr, etc.). Crazier even is that I ran into you on Twitter before even joining GrowthHackers this summer. Good luck to you going forward.

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    Rob Sobers

    almost 5 years ago #

    Thanks for sharing @aaronu and continued success!

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    Lloyd Alexander

    almost 5 years ago #

    Congrats @aaronu !

    Your answers were on-point for that AMA, and I had a feeling opportunities would follow for you.

    While I'm just beginning my search for a full-time growth role, GH has been an amazing learning resource since I graduated and has helped me stand out from the crowd. I recommend it to all marketing grads.

    Have fun in Vancouver!

    P.S. if anyone's hiring in Toronto, let's talk ;)

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    Rachel Berry

    almost 5 years ago #

    So awesome, congrats @aaronu! Thanks for sharing the news :)

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