End of the road, the start of the unknown

It seems like that time of year when people look to the year ahead and decide if they want to find new work and take up new opportunities. For my part, I have spent almost the last two yeas on the rollercoaster ride which is New York City. All in all I have enjoyed my time and feel that it has been pretty successfully – having helped conceive and build Glimpse, delivering projects, speaking at conferences, travelling around the world and generally having a great time.

But the time has come and I’ve made the decision to move back to Australia. I am sad to leave but at the same time excited at the world of possibilities that await. I don’t currently have any work lined up, but by the time I’ve finished traveling and moved back, I’m sure I will find something that I can sink my teeth into. I’m not sure exactly what sort of work I will seek out, but one thing is for sure I love the web, love building interactive sites, working with passionate people and helping make users lives easier. I also know that I love the philosophies behind companies like 37signals, GitHub, etc. So if you know anyone who is looking for a passionate web developer, either show them Glimpse and/or let me know anthony.vanderhoorn{at}gmail.com.

Just incase anyone is worried, one thing I can say for sure is that Glimpse isn’t going anywhere and my passion for has only grown since starting it. In accepting a new job, I will ensure that I will have the ability to continue working on Glimpse and the community. We are currently getting very close to a finalized v1 and have plenty of new and exciting things planned. In addition, I want to continue blogging and speaking, and helping the community that has given so much and I love being a part of.

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  1. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    Glad to have met you. I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.

    Take care,
    Doug

  2. Mate. I left NYC a bit earlier then you and you are one of the things I truly missed. Along with the esteemed Mr. Finke as well! It’s just not the same being in a city without the both of you.

    All the best in your travels and seriously steer clear of Doug in dark places! ;)-

    Chat soon my friend.

  3. Hi Buddy,
    So sad you are leaving New York and I am sure you will cherish this experience for rest of your life.

    But I am glad that you are coming back to Australia ;-), we shall catch up soon …

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