My Last Week
Friday, March 23, 2007 12:13:00 PM
While I have decided to move on to what I at least for now percieve as more challenging tasks, it is with certain regret that I have resigned my position at Opera Software. Developing the community these past couple of years has been very exciting and fun. The learning curve as our member mass increased and our servers collapsed has been steep, but as a result I've learned a tremendous amount of important database and server backend application skills. Unfortunately, I won't be using those skills in my new job though, considering I'm going from programming to more theoretical work assignments.
Having an MSc in Information Security it is with much anticipation and excitement (and some trepidation) I have agreed to a position as a theoretical cryptologist at the Norwegian National Security Authority. I look forward to the new challenges I will face, although I will most certainly miss being able to do mass-market stuff such as the Opera Community, where people will immediately tell you if you messed something up, or did something cool. Now, if I mess up, I'll only compromise national security
I still have a week left at Opera Software, which I will spend finishing up some community backend code, and to retroactively write some proper documentation of my past transgressions in Perl. It would be cool if those who come after will actually be able to maintain the community. Hopefully, you won't even notice I'm gone.