Speaking the language of business intelligence with an Australian accent

Friday, November 28, 2008

If I can make it there... I'll make it anywhere

Back on the air! It's been a long time between posts. Where have I been? A better question would be where am I now?

Well, I'm not in Australia, I'm in New York! Yup, permanently. Or at least for a good many years, anyway. Why? No not for work. My wife Angela is American and has loved living in Australia since moving there in 2001, but she really missed her family over here. So earlier this year we decided to make the move, lock-stock-and-barrel, to the other side of the planet (the colder side). We're going to live on Long Island, not far from Manhattan.

Where will I be working? After many early morning phone hookups between Australia and the USA I signed up with the Avanade team in New York city as a Senior Solutions Architect. I started a couple of weeks ago and am looking forward to what's to come.

Being based in the USA should afford me the opportunity to actually attend some conferences (PASS, TechEd etc.) and meet, in person, many of the people I've got to know since starting this blog. Looking forward to that too.

Aside from starting work there's still plenty for us to do in terms of sorting out home, car and general settling in. Thankfully all of that is progressing well so I'm hoping to find some time to get back into blogging as well as contributing to the Microsoft community over here. So if you're based in New York, or anywhere in the vicinity (particularly Long Island) please drop me a line at MyFirstName-dot-MyLastName-at-gmail-dot-com.


Tim W said...

Hey Nick,

Good to hear from you again & hope all is well. I saw the Avenade connection via Linked In and wondered where in the world you were taking up that role ;)
Good luck with it.

Cheers & Stay in Touch...
Tim Wragg

Nick Barclay said...

Hey Tim,

Good to hear from you, and congrats on the baby. Hope you're getting some sleep.