New office, Old office, New country, Old country

Posted on August 6, 2006, under general.

Two weeks ago, HEAnet moved into a gorgeous new office. Our new address is 5 George’s Dock, and we’re in the heart of the IFSC (Dublin’s financial district). It’s got nearly twice as much office-space as our old premises, lots more light, much better environmental controls, many more meeting spaces (still with 9 foot whiteboards for planning sessions!), and the surrounding area has an unbelievably broad and good offering of places to get lunch (including a weekly outdoor market). We’ve got more spacious desk areas, a bigger testlab, a new staging area and a gigantic boardroom big enough to host larger tutorials and talks.


But, after 4 years and 8 months working for HEAnet, I’ll only have 3 more weeks in the office. I’m moving to a new, very exciting, job in Leiden in the Netherlands. I’ll be working with a gaggle of other open source folk, doing some very challenging and very interesting work indeed. But more of that at a later date.


In a few short hours, I’ll be setting off on my second trip to Leiden, and in just three weeks I’ll have moved there. Of course, it really sucks that I’ll be heading off just as Noirin comes back from a year in Munich, but thankfully the distance is not too great and Noirin will be coming with me for a while to help me settle in.

There are a lot of things to organise, but I’ll be having a going-away party in two weeks or so. Needless to say, if I owe you money, please don’t come. But otherwise, the more the merrier!

In the meantime, if I have something to do for you at HEAnet before I leave, now is the time to tell me!

5 Replies to "New office, Old office, New country, Old country"


Garrett  on August 7, 2006

Congrats on the new job!


JohnL  on August 8, 2006

Congratulations Colm, best of luck in the new job :-)


[nɚdʃik] » Blog Archive » I’m not dead - honest!  on August 29, 2006

[...] Packing was my other main project, and by the time Colm arrived over, on the Friday before I was due to leave, I had sent 20kg home via DHL, and packed up a host of other bits and pieces. We shipped three boxes of stuff straight to Leiden, and managed to cram everything else into a Woolworths’ suitcase, his rucksack, and various bits of hand luggage. [...]


/~colmmacc/ » Blog Archive » Lifting the Venitian blinds  on November 16, 2006

[...] A few months ago, just before I left Ireland, I promised some more information on my new job. Yesterday, we launched the public website of The Venice Project, where I’ve been working for the past few months, which makes now seem like a good time. You can read Dirk’s post in the company blog for more info on what we’re up to. [...]


sinta ridwan  on December 9, 2009

i really want to go there ^-^

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