April 16, 2008

New Job!

I initiated the process weeks ago, but yesterday it finally became official: I'm starting a new job in two weeks! It's been quite the experience working for the X64 Systems group at Sun Microsystems for the past two and half years, but I feel like I've reached a plateau in my current position, and that it's time for a new challenge. Some details about the new job:
  • I'll still be working for Sun, but I'm transferring to the Project Darkstar group.
  • Darkstar is a software framework intended to sit at the foundation of "massively scalable online games, virtual worlds, and social networking applications" and it attacks really cool problems in that space.
  • It's a Sun-sponsored open source project with a fairly substantial community already forming around the effort.
  • Being an open source effort with an active community, it's a perfect opportunity for me to actively contribute not only through my development work on the job, but also through this blog!
  • And of course, since I'll still be working for Sun in Burlington, I can continue to feed my ultimate addiction! (once my groin injury finishes healing that is)
If you can't already tell, I'm really excited to get going on this, and I really think it's going to be a great experience.

1 comment :

  1. Congrats Owen!! You really deserve this position because you have an amazing work ethic and you consistently strive for excellence. You\'ve come so far in such a short period of time ... and I\'m REALLY excited you!! :)

    Lots of love,

    P.S. Welcome back blogger! :-P