Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,

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The BBC Club

I've already mentioned this in a "friends only" entry, but for those who don't know, I've accepted a job offer from the BBC as a Senior Software Engineer. I'll miss a lot of the folks I'm working with, but the offer ensures my stability in the UK. Since I cannot risk being unemployed until I get citizenship, the position with the BBC pretty much guarantees that I don't have to worry about deportation or other minor issues like that. I'll also be working with some technologies I've been itching to get into more. Of course, it certainly doesn't hurt that some of them have been looking forward to the first official release of an open source software project I'm leading (the new Test::Harness, for those who care about such things).

Last night was spent at the BBC Club bar in the Television Centre with my future colleagues. They filled me in on what it's like to work for the BBC and the Programmer Information Pages project I'm to be working on. They seemed like a great bunch of guys and I had a blast.

And I'm looking forward to having a private club with cheap beer. Tough to find in London :)
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