And that’s a wrap! Today is my last day at Concurrency as a full time employee. They are an awesome company to work for and I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to learn some stuff about consulting and work with some great people. That said, I have some big plans in store for the next couple of months.
First of all, I need to finish a race I’ve been training for all year: Ironman Wisconsin. I’m finally reaching the point where 2-hour+ a day training sessions (more on the weekend!) are getting old so I’m stoked to run through that finish line. All that’s left is to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 and run 26.2. It’s been exciting to see what I’ve already been able to accomplish so I’m pumped to put all my training to use. If you’re bored on Sunday, September 11th, live track me or come out to Madison for an awesome time on the course. There is amazing crowd support at this race. The costumes and beer probably make it more fun for the spectathletes.
In addition to training, I’ve also been raising money for kids dealing with Type 1 diabetes through the organization Riding on Insulin. So if you have a couple extra bucks and want to help sponsor some action sport camps for some rad kids, I’m sure they would appreciate every cent.
Once I finish my Ironman in sub-10 hours (just kidding..), I’ll be on to my next adventure. I’ve picked up some part time contract work for a company called StealthBits. The security space has been an interest of mine for quite some time so I’m happy to start breaking into that by making some sweet security related software. I’m going to be doing a lot more research and focused software development. Working part time should also enable me to blog, work on some open-source projects and travel around without the 40-hour+ grind.
Finally, I’m headed to Europe! I’ll be stationed right outside Geneva, Swizterland (at least at some point). I’ll be working part time and traveling around Europe with my girlfriend and bike. I expect to be in Europe for about three months. We have some great places on the agenda. So if you happen to be in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany , Croatia, Slovenia or Italy, we should grab a beer and talk some shop. I won’t be making it to the MVP Summit this year so make sure to visit Paddy’s for me.