What I've been up to

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I've been fairly quiet about what I've been working on for the past several months. There's a few good reasons for this, but mainly it's just because of how busy I've actually been.

In June 2011, I got an invitation to move to Brooklyn, NY and work as a volunteer at the World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses for a period of 3 months. Since this is something I applied for a while ago and have been working towards for as long as I can remember, I gladly accepted. At the end of those 3 months I was asked to stay another 3 months, then recently I was asked to stay for another year. Despite having to turn down some great offers and opportunities from some very interesting companies, I'm quite happy that I decided to stay here.

I'm working as a full-time developer on jw.org, a web-application with the purpose of distributing free, downloadable literature, and providing many other non-public facing, data-centric services. It's definitely exciting to work on a project of such large scale, serving over a quarter million uniques per day.