I have thrilling, and sad, news to share today. Thrilling, later this month I’ll begin working for the Knight Foundation, in August I’ll move to Washington, DC. I’ve come to learn that there is no better place for someone interested in the Internet and society than DC– many of the most innovative NGOs, start-ups–nonprofits and for-profit, media organizations and, of course, government folks are there. And, if you have followed the Internet much you know that Knight is the field leader and that I’m going to be joining a great team– and stepping into large shoes. I can’t wait.
The sad part is that I’ll be leaving Chicago and a job that I love at the MacArthur Foundation. The last 6 years have been some of the most eventful of my life: I got married, had a baby, spent a magical November evening in Grant Park, became meat eater. All this while having a job that I would pay to do, working with smart people in an array of fields. Macfound’s a special place and I’ll miss it.
Expect a trail of #thingsIllmissaboutchicago lamentations on Twitter as well as pleadings for #nuevodad assistance in DC. (How do I raise a Bears fan in Redskin territory?)