Goodbye MIT, hello Yahoo!

This message has been a long time in the coming, but thanks to the ubiquity of the internet I’ve been outed. Sometime in late august I turned in a final draft of my thesis which afforded me this wonderful scrap of paper:

thesis receipt

Since I won’t technically be graduating until next June, this receipt is the only proof that I have that I have ascended the ranks of PhDdom. And thanks to my new rank I have creative license to make up words like PhDdom.

As for the next step, I looked into a number of different options for employment. Among them I found a gem in the budding research laboratory that is Yahoo! Research Berkeley. After careful consideration, the opportunity to help define the direction of a new research lab along with the social and technical resources provided by the company was an offer I couldn’t refuse. After a couple of weeks as a research scientist here I am genuinely happy and ecstatic at the opportunities I’m facing. Yay me!

I also happened into a ridiculous apartment in Nob Hill which was completely unexpected. My last two apartment-hunting experiences have been so easy that I’m starting to think I might have some serious karmic backpay. I’ve tried to get in touch with my friends who are in the area, but if I haven’t yet, please send me an email.

I’m still getting situated in SF and acclimated at Yahoo!, but I’ll hopefully be more accessible soon. First on my agenda is writing up the results of my thesis in a public form. Look for these results (both the MIT Weblog Survey and otherwise) in the next two weeks. Thanks again to everyone that helped me through my Ph.D. and those who allowed me to find this new life.

Oh, and San Francisco is the new New York City.

19 thoughts on “Goodbye MIT, hello Yahoo!

  1. Bah! San Francisco is the new San Diego. Or the new Gomorrah, depending. Either Montreal or Laurel, MD is the new New York City. And New York City is the new Jerusalem. This is what teh Intarweb tells us.

    Congrats on the degree and the job, man.

  2. Hey Cameron…

    Congrats on both the PhD and the job at yahoo. The guys are yahoo are a smart bunch.

    You actually will be living right down the street from me. I live in the Haight …

    Want to grab a coffee sometime? Would be nice to talk about blog ranking systems.

    If you need any advice on SF just let me know…

    The only obvious thing to note is to use Craigslist for everything…

    Good luck!

    Kevin

  3. Wow, Congratulations! A Ph.D. *and* an amazing job right away…you’ve just made every 2006 Ph.D. candidate in the country envious!

    Kudos on a job well done. I look forward to finding your study on blogging cited in many research reports in the future…

  4. Wow, Congratulations! A Ph.D. *and* an amazing job right away…you’ve just made every 2006 Ph.D. candidate in the country envious!

    Kudos on a job well done. I look forward to finding your study on blogging cited in many research reports in the future…

  5. Hey, congratulations! 🙂

    I hope one day to finish my own MA thesis, though that’s been somewhat delayed since finding work – good luck with the new job!

  6. what is Yahoo?? Can I google it?

    nice digs bro! I am sure you will love riding your fixed gear bike up Nob Hills. Who needs gears they say.

    schlaters.

    jdogg

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