As of Monday, 10/1, I’m starting a new job for a Web 2.0 startup. I’m really excited about this great opportunity, I think it will be a big challenge in many ways. This new job has a very high technology “cool” factor in my book. For instance, they’ve been using VS2008 since May! In addition to ASP.Net, I’ll also use LINQ, AJAX, Silverlight and other cool stuff. The team seems like a really smart group and I’ll have a lot of catching up to do.
Did I mention that the office is 5 miles from my house? I haven’t had that short a commute since I was 22! For the past 3 years I’ve been in the car about 50 minutes each way commuting to and from work. Many days were much longer. I’m looking forward to getting that time back. Also, this is much better, environmentally speaking. This should make my personal carbon footprint much smaller!
I’ve enjoyed worked at Diamond for the past 3 years. They’ve got a great team and I hope to stay in touch with many of them. Leaving Diamond was not a simple decision but when a good opportunity presents itself, you have to take notice.