Well, it's official. I just accepted a position with Acquia as a Senior Technical Consultant. After several interviews and a whirlwind trip to Andover, they saw reason to offer me a job :)
It will be a very bittersweet moment when I leave VeloNews, but the new job will open a door to a much larger world of website development. My job will entail helping companies migrate to, and/or integrate with, Drupal. I will also be leading groups of Acquia Partners to help foster relationships within the Drupal community. The philosophy of Acquia is really refreshing. We will be working hard to support the community with a conscious effort to not take business away from other Drupal professionals. In fact, it's the opposite. Acquia intends to subcontract as much work as possible to its partners. It is really the community that makes Drupal so special, so Acquia has a big interest in giving back as much as possible.
So, we head back East. Boulder feels like a blur. After two Tours de France and the site relaunch, we've barely had time to settle in. The one thing that will be missed though, will be the friends we've made out here... them and the bike paths :) Being close to Melissa's family will be great, and living in a state with humidity will feel fantastic. Andover felt really good to me, and Acquia is the kind of company that will really help me grow personally and professionally.
And the adventure continues...