New Job with Memcachier

7 Jan 2017day-job

I’ve just finished my first week in a new job, which is looking like it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m working for MemCachier, a small company (I’m employee #4) that offers a multi-tenant cloud-based memcache service. The code is mostly Haskell and Go (and maybe in the future some Rust), the people are all very smart and friendly and committed to trying to do things the right way. I’m still (obviously, after one week) in that initial state of confusion when dropping into a new codebase, but it looks very promising indeed.

The work should be a good mix of web programming, DevOps automation things and distributed systems problems. There’s going to be lots to learn, which is ideal for me! I’m also very happy to be back working in Haskell after a year-long (or a bit more) diversion into Python.

So, as far as I’m concerned, 2017 has started off very well.