Well, it is official. I’m not sure the dust has really settled, and there are a few lurking boxes in the house and plenty more filling the garage -but we have made the move to San Francisco! The downsizing has been therapeutic (2500 sq. ft. to 1000 sq. ft.) and the adjustment to living in a big city as so far been very positive. Even the cat seems to have settled in and is friendlier and calmer than we remember her being in Colorado.
I took a new position as a developer at GitHub working out of their main San Francisco office and couldn’t be more excited about it. The culture is ideal, my co-workers are some of the smartest people I have worked with yet, I’m learning a ton, and I have big plans for all the amazing things this company is going to do in the next few years. Ramping up in a new job is always exciting, with all the new things to learn and people to meet. Finding your way around a new city just adds to the excitement: where to live, where to eat, where to buy crap you need. I cannot speak more highly of the SF GitHub peeps who have gone out of their way to make my family and I feel welcome. From driving us around all weekend to find an apartment, to offering rides, to supplying blankets & pillows & air mattresses for sleeping in newly rented apartments, to dinner invites and insights about living in SF –we have been enthusiastically ushered into the community.
As far as what I’m working on at GitHub, here is just a taste (more to come later, I promise)…
Tom and I are working hard to extend the reach of our campfire robot (hubot) into the physical world. It still needs some better packaging, but version 1 of “Door Me” is up and running; allowing GitHub scros to never leave their seats to answer the door buzzer again.
I’m also jamming on libgit2 –building out objective-c bindings, contributing to rugged and some of the other language bindings. If you aren’t familiar with the project, you should check it out. It is probably one of the best examples of TDD on a C project that I’ve seen recently.