I’m very excited to say I’ll be starting a new position at Cloudant next week. The position looks exactly what I was looking for: as soon as I read the job description I was hooked. A lot of my time will be devoted to open source, working on a new admin UI for couchDB called Fauxton. Working on a large open source project is something I’ve wanted to do for some time; all of my own projects are quite modest by comparison. The job will also let me work remotely, which is ideal. My wife and I have been planning to move to Bowen Island for some time, and being able to work remotely fits very well into that plan.
But boy it’s been a crazy few weeks…! My poor wife has been very sick and stuck in the hospital for weeks. She’s not out yet, but yesterday there were some signs she’s improving, thank heavens. Hopefully she’ll be up to snuff soon, but in the meantime I’m spending the majority of my time in the hospital or running errands.
So with this and the new position, I do apologize if I don’t respond to emails terribly promptly. Due to Sarah’s health I cancelled some short birding trips I had planned (California, Mexico + Tofino) and I’m very glad for it.