Around the beginning of last year I left my awesome position at Zettagrid with the goal of completing my Masters of Software Engineering degree at UWA. I worked part time at UWA and managed to complete what was a pretty tough year academically. At the end of last year I made the decision to move to Sydney in the new year. Alongside my girlfriend, who is starting a very prestigious PhD program in 2017, we’re in pursuit of what’s to come next.
I have taken a new position with the Internet Association of Australia (IAA) as a Peering Engineer to operate IX Australia, the largest DC and ISP neutral peering fabric in Australia. I will be based over east with a mandate to operate and grow the fabric and engage with the IAA membership to improve the range and quality of services offered.
As of this morning, all our belongings have been collected by removalists and come Saturday, we start the 5-day drive from Perth to Sydney. We thought this would be a brilliant opportunity to see Australia and move the car in one go. Hopefully in the new year, my job will allow me more R&D scope and I plan to be blogging much more on the technologies I encounter and experiments I conduct.