It Ends, It Begins
It’s official: I am moving to the DC area to be a Software Engineer for Opower, a company based in Arlington, Virginia. I start Summer 2013.
After a long and grueling recruiting semester, my search ends at an amazing company that is making an impact on the world. Wiki describes Opower better than I can:
Opower is a privately held Software-as-a-Service company that partners with utility providers around the world to promote energy efficiency. Through contracts with more than 75 utility companies in 31 US states and 5 other countries, Opower’s software creates individualized Energy Reports for utility customers that analyze their energy usage and offer recommendations on how to save energy and money by making small changes to their energy consumption. The average customer receiving Opower reports has cut energy usage by more than 2.5 percent
How ironic, I leave Arlington, TX (2000-2009) to end up in Arlington, VA (2013-????).
I trust that God has a plan for me to bring glory to the name of Jesus in the city of Arlington. I am thankful that despite my sins and weaknesses of this semester, Jesus freely gives forgiveness through His victory at the cross. I am thankful that God has blessed me with interviews and offers. I am thankful that I will not be that far from my dearest girlfriend Rosanna — 2 hours north isn’t too bad! I am thankful that I will be closer to my house in New Jersey.
I will miss Austin, the greatest city I’ve lived in. I will miss legit barbecue and Mexican food. I will miss AACM, a fellowship full of friends I call family (alliteration not intended). I will miss UT Austin, a school I am proud to receive an education from. I will miss Texas, it’s home to me. And it’s cheap.
I look forward to forming a new community to share the mission and calling of God with. I look forward to exploring the DC area. I look forward to having FOUR (4!!!) real seasons. I look forward to saving the world by minimizing wasted energy, one line of code at a time, one home at a time. I look forward to continue seeing how the holiness of God increasingly contrasts with the depth of my sin, a gap filled more and more by Jesus. I look forward to the rest of my life.
Jesus reigns. Please visit me in DC.