It's that time of year again:
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 9:46:03 AM
I have spent the last year and a half in Norway now. It has been nice being back to what I am used to, and most of all meeting friends I have not seen in a while and of course meeting family again.
My next plan was to go to Denmark to do a Master in Game and Graphics programming. But lately I have been leaning more towards staying here in Norway working in a company I really care about. So after accidentally stumbling into the Communications Director for this company* for the second time about two weeks ago. I decided that I will apply and see how it goes, and if I get it, I will stay in Norway for sure. After all, this is the job of my dreams.
A few days after I sent the application they invited me for tests and interview. I worked until quarter past midnight yesterday to get some time off today so I could leave around noon to join the tests and hopefully get an interview.
The tests went really well. It was much shorter and less complicated than I had thought up front. For the 2-3 days of preparation I had read 24 tutorials on C++ to fresh up everything from STL to advanced data structures which I didn't get much use for at all really. But I like to be too well prepared compared to not being prepared at all. After all this is something I have really wanted for a long time.
They told me I will find out about the outcome in a week or so. So until then I just have to cross my fingers, and if all go wrong then Copenhagen will be a good number two...
* I don't want to tell what company I sent my application for, at least not before I know if I got it or not. Maybe I will tell in a later post when I know more.
- Øyvind Østlund -