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Movin’ On Up

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Now that it’s official, I guess I should put this out there in public: we’re moving back to Boston. (Boston proper this time, though, rather than way the hell out in Rhode Island.) Yes, I know it’s not even been two years since we came down here to North Carolina, but yes, we’re already going back.

Why, you ask? Because I’m going to join the web development team at Harmonix Music Systems, the incredi-awesome software company behind super-mega hits Rock Band and Guitar Hero (the first two, anyway). This opportunity was one I hadn’t necessarily been looking for or expecting, but once it presented itself it was one I couldn’t possibly pass up. I’m mean, c’mon… how in the hell could I turn down an offer to work at the place where they make Rock Band?!

A friend of mine asked if this were my dream job. It’s not, in that it’s not Pixar. But past that… honestly, it’s not too far off. It’s working with technologies I enjoy (Hello, open source! Goodbye, Microsoft!) for an amazingly successful entertainment company which makes products I really and truly enjoy. And the corporate culture there will be, I’m pretty sure, damn good for me. I’m so very very excited about this opportunity, even though it means moving again and it means I’m going to be without my family for several weeks — they’re not moving up until we get the house here rented.

So if I’m not too posty over the next few weeks, that’ll be why. Moving. Again. (Though hey, I might not have much else to do while I’m up there before the family gets there… well, except play Guitar Hero with Brian.) Wish me luck, everybody!

Written by Allen

March 20th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

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  1. sniff Don’t I get to play?

    Ben

    21 Mar 08 at 4:39 pm

  2. Of course you do! I called out Brian by name ’cause I’m staying with him… so really, it’s up to him to invite you over to play. ;)

    Once I have Rock Band (and my Xbox 360 local!) you’ll be invited over all the damn time for super-sized rockin’.

    Allen

    21 Mar 08 at 8:21 pm

  3. Hey, congratulations. It sounds like a really cool job. Curiosity got the better of me and I googled your name to find the new (to me) site.

    Mitch

    16 Oct 08 at 12:06 pm

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