I have not been blogging much over the past couple of months, mainly due to being so busy and tied up in my previous job.
Yes, you heard me correct, previous job. I have left Fundamo/VISA (well offiicially only at the end of the month, currently on leave for 2 weeks) and will be starting at Internet Solutions in a permanent role on 1 July. Fundamo was and stil is a great company to work for and I will follow their progress as a VISA company closely and see how they adapt being part of a big American company. If I can leave one bit off advice behind then it is to sometime sit back and look at the bigger picture and to not try and jump in head first trying to satisfy the customer at the cost of your own people.
Although the new role is also in Project Management, it will be a totally new experience and challenge working in the infrastructure/connectivity field rather than pure software development. I will be based at IS Cape Town office but will be travelling to Johannesburg on a regular basis, in fact, I will see the Jhb office even before the CT office since I will be spending my first week in Jhb.
On a personal note, the last year was very stresfull and life/work balance was about non-existant. I will strive to change that over the next couple of months to return to a more balanced life and spending more time with my family and friends. I have really neglected some of my friends and that is something I want to change.
Oh and I will try to blog a little bit more, on this personal blog and also my technical one.