Soon, Off to Conquer Lands Afar

Once more my life is taking a huge turn.

I’ve been pretty quiet for the past month and honestly don’t know how I managed to hold in my excitement. I’ve just accepted an offer from ThoughtWorks to be based at their australian offices, either in Sydney or Melbourne, depending on where my 1st project will be.

For those of you who don’t know, ThoughtWorks is a global IT consultancy that is really well known in the software development community. It’s been advocating agile methodologies and test-driven development for several years now and seems to work really hard to attract and keep many bright people working there.

As a result, ThoughtWorks inspires companies and professionals around the world by delivering high quality projects and massively supporting/contributing to open source projects.

Needless to say, I am really excited to be joining a company with such an amazing culture and so many smart people.

The hiring process was long, tough and tiring - but yet enjoyable. It took 5 interviews, 1 code review and 1 pairing session, a process through which I talked to 8 thoughtworkers. They take pride on their hiring process and now I understand why.

Now I’m just going through the bureaucratic side of things: gathering documents, certificates, translations - all in order to apply for my VISA, which can take up to 3 months to get ready. In the meantime, you can still find me here in Madrid, where I’ll be celebrating with a few ‘caƱas’. Feel free to join me! ;)