Most of you probably already know, but for those who don’t; the company I work at, Sofa was acquired by Facebook. For reasons I can’t disclose I was not part of the acquisition.
The last couple of weeks have been a very emotional and busy period. Over the course of two weeks I went from having a job I enjoyed, to moving to the Bay Area for a job at Facebook, to having no job at all. In other words my future was destroyed, recreated and destroyed again.
Even though Facebook wasn’t an option, I didn’t want to waste the opportunity to move to the US. I got a ton of job offers during WWDC and I spend most of my time pursuing them trying to find a job in San Francisco.
While I was interviewing at another company I got an email from Sofa’s partner in Checkout, Acclivity. They wanted me to stop by New Jersey on my way back home to talk about my future and offered me an opportunity to continue development on Enstore and Checkout. Although I had set my mind on San Francisco this was an opportunity too good to pass by.
I’ll be part of a newly formed NYC based company responsible for Enstore and Checkout. My wife and I will be moving to New York City as soon as my visa is arranged. Suggestions where to live, eat and spend our spare time are very welcome.
In closing I would like to thank all the companies that offered me a job and all the great people that helped me out trying to find a new job! The last couple of months have been a hard and emotional period, but I’m sure the future will make up for it.