Life changes

i finaly done gradeeated! Ain’t no one can say im an uneducated fool. They have to drop the adjective now. ;-) It’s time for me to bid a fond farewell (good riddance!) to graduate school.

In about a month, I’ll be moving to a magical, far away place where the sun is always shining and the air smells like warm root beer and the towels are oh so fluffy to start a new job. The job search took longer than I expected, but I ended up being really lucky. I had four favorites from among the list, and I hit a jackpot: got offers from three places, all from among those top four. I had a hard time choosing between them, knew that I’d be second guessing myself regardless of which one I picked, but ended up picking the postdoc position at Sandia National Laboratory last month (despite being a temporary position–maximum 6 years). I’ll be in the Thermal/Fluid Computational Engineering Sciences Department. It’s time for an exciting adventure!

I guess this means I’ll have to be removed from the Utah Open Source Planet, but GNOMErs should definitely expect to see me remain involved in GNOME. I’m sure the new job and home ownership will have some affect on how much I can be involved. I don’t know how much yet, but I do know that I’ll still be around. I’ll play it by ear and resign from some of my responsibilities when/if needed.

2 Responses to “Life changes”

  1. UTOSP has fellers that are not in Utah anymore, but still have ties to it. Zoom out on the map and you’ll see what I’m talking about (http://openclue.org/ut/#gmap). Looks like NM is already home to one such person.

    Anyway, congrads on school, work and the move.

    Best of luck,
    Gabe

  2. Congratulations, Elijah!!! You’re back!!!