April 7th, 2008

Anime MZ

Employed again

I mentioned recently that I was laid off on Friday, March 28. Today I started a new job - with Sling Media. I'll be working with Sling as a contractor, as a Senior Project Manager. Right now it is a short term contract, but I'm hopeful that it may eventually parlay into a permanent engagement.

I'd had conversations with Sling on and off for a long time now about potentially joining the company, including in person at CES. And recently the suggestion of working as a part-time contractor had come up as a possibility. By coincidence they contacted me on March 28th, just after I'd been told I was laid off, to see if I was still interested in doing some part-time work. Since I found myself with a sudden surplus of free time we expanded the contract terms beyond the part time work. The timing couldn't have been better.

I'm a long-time Slingbox user myself, and a big fan of the company's products and direction, so I'm very excited to be working there. And I'm hopeful that this contract is only the beginning of a long-term engagement.

I'm working from home for now, and for the foreseeable future, but if this does become a permanent gig it seems likely that I would move to the Bay Area to work in the home office.