Friday, September 12, 2003

New Job

It's official. I accepted a new position this morning. I will be starting my new job on October 20. I will be leaving the fine state of Connecticut and traveling all the way to the wild, wild west of Nebreska. So, you might be asking why would I travel all the way to Nebraska for a job? Simply put: the most amazing team I've ever had the experience of witnessing. I was floored during my entire interview. Now, you might be asking, what's so great about this team?! Well, they are a true XP team, they manage themselves, and there are no titles. What you have is a well-oiled team that kicks a lot of booty and I'm proud to become a member on October 20. They even use a little language that I talk about a lot here. I'll give you a hint, it begins with an S. Still guessing? OK, I'll spell it out S-M-A-L-L-T-A-L-K!!!!! Yes, I will be returning to the Smalltalk fold after 4 years! I never left, but it will be nice to do it for my day job again. They also do Java, but I will be doing very little. I would like to thank: Bart Weller and Stve Wessels for being my cheerleaders and great friends. You guys are the best! I would also like to thank my wife for being incredibly supportive during this time. I did a lot of soul searching in Connecticut and I knew this was the team that I was destined to be a part of. I can't wait to start! Of course, I will miss the team I'm on right now in Connecticut. They have been a lot of fun and the reason for my leaving is not due to them, but to a certain consulting firm that shall remain nameless in these pages because of their ethics, inexperience, and inability to work with anyone else except themselves. I'm leaving behind great friends and long hours. I look forward to having time to work on music and posting JavaSerialization project on Squeak Map!

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