Three years ago, I quit my programming job, took a summer off to teach and work in open source, and then moved to Boston to work for Exa doing proprietary development again. It’s been a good two and half years, but I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining Canonical, starting May 13th.
I’ll be a UI and Application Engineer in their Mobile Solutions Group. This group is a consulting arm of Canonical that customizes Ubuntu for small devices like netbooks. I’m super pumped about it; I’ll finally be getting paid to do what I’m most passionate about.
In other super-pumped-about news, Elaine and I will move in together in August. We found a neat apartment complex right in Arlington Center: The Legacy. Which sounds like a retirement home, so that’s a bonus. It’s very nice, although our apartment is one of two handicap-friendly apartments in the complex, and I feel a bit guilty for sucking that up. But on the plus side, the bathtub has hand rails.