What a ride this year has been, and it's only slightly over half way done! I got a new job, and then we got acquired. While doing that, I've moved twice, each time carting loads of things from across the country. It's been a heck of a year, and it's nowhere near over.
All this change has made a few things exceptionally clear:
- My work very much fulfills me technically. In the last 5 months, I've worked on so many awesome projects. It's left little time for other professional pursuits, however, which makes me sad, and I wish my friends at Point 5 Foundry well.
- On a related note, when I am not at work, I really just want to be with my family, relaxing, and having fun. Or, perhaps, if you're an API fan, rest-ing.Yeah, ok, that was bad. I admit.
- If I was going to interrupt any of these two things, it would be spent being involved in the community. Our community is awesome! It's not just our community though. I only have this for a career because of all of the hard work put in by so many really amazing people, so the least I can do is try and pay it forward.
So with that, there is one other announcement I am really excited to officially make (though, granted many of you may know by now, since I am so slow in writing this): I am now co-organizer of the San Francisco PHP User Group. Mike and I have already gotten one talk on the books, and we're cooking up something extra special for September. I can't wait until we can announce it.