I can finally announce today that I’ve accepted a position with Microsoft! I’m going to be working with the PSS team based out of Tampa, FL, and I’ll be starting October 2nd by spending 3 weeks in Redmond. So if you are up that way, shoot me a line – I’d love to get together!
This is very exciting for us from several fronts. First, my wife and I are both from just north of Tampa, and with the new baby, have been longing to get back near family. Second, the position itself seems very interesting, and also seems like a good chance to get to know a lot of the enterprise companies in and around Florida. I’m also hoping it’s a chance to spread agile techniques where appropriate in training sessions.
The downside is that I’m leaving a great team at CARFAX here in Columbia, MO. It’s been a fun ride, and it was a tough decision. Ultimately we were ready to get back closer to the family.
As far as my current projects – I’ve gotten approval from my manager to continue work on NUnit, I’m just waiting on approval from MS Legal. I won’t be able to contribute to Mono, but I wasn’t doing much of that anyway, and I think reporting bugs will still be allowed. ;) Finally, I’ll still be doing tutorials on various Agile tools and techniques, there just may be more in C#.