The move with family to Silicon Valley to take up a position at eBay has been full on. Diving into work, which has been pretty fun to be honest. Lots of good people, lots of challenges, (lots of positions to be filled!!!) Interesting to see that programmers here are just like back home in Australia.
Its also been interesting to see what “Silicon Valley” is really like. Are the streets coated with silicon? No! Sure, there are more IT companies here, but there are around a million people in the area – most just have normal jobs.
But eBay certainly has ambitious goals – they are certainly not sitting on their hands. Some big projects in full flight. It has been a challenge to learn and keep up with “eBay speed”, but getting there. Certainly if you like a challenge there is almost certainly something for you here.
Oh, I thought I was going to get a chance to meet one of the Java Posse too – Dick Wall talking about Scala – but it was booked out 4 times past capacity in a day. Next time maybe!