Archive for November, 2009

Job #3 for 2009

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Well I can’t say I intend to make a habit out of this, but I have changed jobs again. This makes it the second job change and the third job I’ve had this year!

I had an amazing 6 months with Morgan Creative but after a partnering company unexpectedly withdrew their support, they weren’t able to keep me on. I was very sad to leave because I was working with awesome people on awesome stuff in an awesome location.

During my job search I was basically looking for three things:

  • a larger company,
  • a ‘cool’ office environment/culture, and
  • a recognised name.

This led me to Atlassian, who have been growing fast. They’re a big name in software, especially for Sydney. The company is filled with really smart people and the culture is still very start-upish, which is awesome. I’ve been brought on as a Support Engineer for JIRA Studio, a hosted version of virtually all Atlassian products.

The whole process, from the interviewing stages to having just finished my second day, has been great. Everyone is very friendly and it’s clear that they really do care about people over processes. I think I’m going to like it here!

Movember 2009

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

During the month of November I am growing a moustache. Not because it’s fashionable, but to raise money for prostate cancer research and men’s depression.

The Movember campaign has been running each year since 2004. Considering one in nine Australian men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, it’s a pretty worthy cause.

Movember 2009

Movember 2009

If you’d like to donate to support the cause you can do so from my donation page. You can also rate my mo’ and see my progress to date.