Last week marked a major turning point in my career, as it was my last week working for Penn. I started in September 1997, almost 16 years of service to a fantastic organization that allowed me to learn, experiment, and grow as a person, engineer, and scientist. It has made me what I am today and I will forever be grateful to the organization and everyone I have worked for and with. Leaving it was an incredibly hard choice to make, but I am confident it was the right thing to do.
Monday August 5th I start at Amazon Web Services as a Sr. Solutions Architect. While I have some idea of what the role entails, which is generally to help people use cloud computing for solving scientific and high-performance computing problems, I am under no illusion that I will know what it will actually be like in practice. Or what career paths just opened up for me.
I am super excited and am bouncing-off-the-walls excited for tomorrow to come.