Today is the first day in what will hopefully be a long and prosperous career at Nokia.
My job title will be “Communications Specialist” and I’ll be working with Daniel Shugrue in the “Tech Leader Engagement Team.” The job description is here.
One of the unexpected side effects that blogging has pleasantly surprised me with was the creation of new friendships. The S60 and Nokia blogging community are all a fantastic bunch of people and with this new position I’m going to be in touch with even more fans of devices running S60, the ones who call themselves S60 Ambassadors.
Now that I work for Nokia there are a few rules I must adhere too, first and most obvious: I can’t comment or post pictures of unreleased S60 products. I can’t talk about pictures or information that was asked to be taken down by S60 licensees, especially the big one, Nokia. I can’t speculate on rumors.
Last rule: I have to tell you guys that I work for Nokia and I’ll be updating my bio within the hour to reflect that.
This is a part time position and Ricky from SymbianGuru/MobileBurn will be my teammate. He revealed he was working for Nokia 10 days ago and I asked him nicely not to disclose the fact that I’ll be his colleague because the paperwork on my end wasn’t complete. I wanted to wait until the ink on the contracts was dry before telling everyone and if you followed me on Jaiku then you got to know on Friday, the second I left the office.
I could not have done this without you guys, you’re the reason I blog in the first place. Thanks for reading!
One more thing … of course I’ll still be blogging here! I’m not leaving Finland either, for now at least, that might change in the long term depending on which direction Dan wants to do with the team.
If this post seems sparse it’s because I’m still letting it soak in. It feels just like yesterday that I got on a plane and landed at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. That was on July 6, 2007. Time flies when you’re having fun.
[Photo above is of the Nokia car that was at CES 2008, I currently use it as my wallpaper, you can download the full 5 megapixel image here; taken with my N82.