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And then I was off to Seattle to meet my team

Last week I started my new job as an Automation and Tools Engineer at Hewlett-Packard. In this role I’ve joined an awesome team to work on the core infrastructure for the open source OpenStack project.

On Sunday I flew to Seattle to meet my boss some of the members of the team. In a whirlwind of a trip I was able to not only enjoy social time with my new colleagues, but have some face time to go through some of the workflows and tasks that I’ll need to focus on in the coming weeks.

Of course, being me, I also squeezed in some tourist time. Just like visiting the mermaid in Copenhagen, I took time on Tuesday morning before work to take a walk over to the landmark-of-the-city, the Space Needle!

As I was walking I noticed something else following the same path as I – monorail tracks. I was happy to learn that the Seattle Center Monorail was an option for my return trip and I ended up taking it.

More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pleia2/sets/72157632538578229/

I flew home last night and settled back in today. In spite of the cold, I quite enjoyed the little bit I did see of Seattle and hope I can make it back some time in the not too distant future. But I expect my next visit to the Pacific Northwest will be to Portland in April for the OpenStack Summit! I just registered today.