Leaving Ireland

It's time to say goodbye again. This days I am documenting and helping my colleague Audry to take over the application I've working on, in the past 6 months. A desktop application written on WPF to manage the contents of the brand new King Pundit website. It is nice to see King Pundit running, we've made it from scratch. Actually, I haven't done anything in the website other than fixing a few bugs but I'm proud of my team.
I started in Buy4Now at the beginning of the year and since that, everyone has treated me very well. I haven't have any conflicts with anybody, I've really enjoyed the "craic" in here, and the company has done a lot for me. When I came here I wasn't able to talk in english, it took me half an hour to build a sentence and pronnounce it. Now I still don't understand my friends John and Allan, but at least I understand most of my colleagues and I can talk quite "fast".
I've learned a lot this year and I've met great developers here. So apart from the huge live experience that is going out to another country with a different language, the technical experiencie has been fantastic.
I came here developing on Mono and MonoDevelop,... now I leave this place using Visual Studio and .Net 3.0, and I'm quite happy for that, it is very good to realise which platform makes you more productive.
I'll miss this country becuase Ireland is a wonderful place and the Irish are great people in my opinion. I remember that at the beginning, I wasn't able to drink more than a pint of Guinness, but now I can drink 5!, ... it's all about training 🙂
In 2008 I'll be back in the Canaries, beatiful and sunny Spanish islands. I'll probably lose my english "fluency" but will get some sun tan so... yeah, I'll get recovered from this sad moment. I'll be ok.
Thanks to Dan, Alex and Atilla for the decision they made about hiring me and thanks for everything to everyoneelse at Buy4Now for being patient with me.

Now let's go to the pub to say goodbye properly, isn't it?

  • John Hannon

    It’s been good carlos, we are both moving on. But you know you are ALWAYS welcome here buddy. New Year’s Eve? I’ll call you.

  • http://carlosble.com Carlos Ble

    I probably will visit you so! Thanks John, and best luck. Before traveling, in case you do, come to Spain for a while and I help you with the Spanish 😉

  • Alex Coll

    It was our pleasure to have you Carlos. I’m glad you learned some new tools with KP, it has certainly been an experience for all of us. Next time you’re on the beach, raise a glass for me and the other poor lads suffering through a rainy Irish winter!

  • http://carlosble.com Carlos Ble

    The pleasure has been mine mate!. I’ll keep you in my mind 🙂
    Thanks for your development lessons.