So after a long period of soul-searching, I recently decided that it was a getting time to leave my current job at Microsoft. I definitely learned a lot during my first couple of years there and had a lot of fun. Unfortunately I haven't really been challenged on the job for at least a year, which was a sign that it was time to move on to bigger and better things.
I was looking for something with a significantly faster pace of development where I'd be able to learn a lot. I looked around at a few different tech companies, and one consistently stood out from the others as being a great place to work. The final decision wasn't too difficult - I'm pleased to announce that I'm going to be working for Facebook! I'm really excited - they have a great product and a willingness to continually improve it, which is very important in the social networking sector. They also just hit 350 million active users, which is absolutely phenomenal growth given that they were at only 100-150 million one year ago. I can't wait to learn how to work at such a massive scale.
I'll be starting in mid-January, but I'll actually be on vacation until then. Starting next week I'll be on a month-long trip through India and Africa, culminating in a climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro! More on that soon - I hope to be able to post pictures from the road. In the meantime I'm exceedingly busy finishing up my current job, moving out of my Seattle apartment, preparing to move to San Francisco, and getting ready for this massive trip. I'm definitely looking forward to the vacation!
Posted on December 2, 2009