Right before I started at Pure Charity, I went on a vacation with my wife to the Pacific Northwest. We have friends in Vancouver, BC so we wanted to visit with them, but also visit Seattle. Due to some last minute schedule changes we flew into YVR and then drove to Seattle. I was enamored with the Northwest. My wife and I decided that this is where we had to be.
I have been so fortunate to be a part of Pure Charity's first year and to be a part of building the core of the site. I've learned a lot and the team there is a phenomenal team. I think the Pure Charity has the potential to do a lot of good and help a lot of people.
I am leaving Pure Charity to go to New Relic. I am very excited to get to work with the team at New Relic. As part of being able to work with them, I will be relocating to Portland, OR. So I guess you would call this a two-fer.
For those who don't know about New Relic, they are in the business of measuring application performance and more recently server monitoring. They now support monitoring on many different platforms like .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.
I am going to work with the agent teams on some fun stuff that I can hopefully share about when I start to learn more about what I'll be doing.
I am very sad to be leaving all my friends and family in Texas, but I think this is going to be a great opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to moving. This is going to be the first time since I was a child that I've moved outside of Texas and definitely the first time I've moved my own family. I'm thankful for everyone in TX and I'm excited for my new adventure.
So with that, I think this sums up my outlook: