New challenges

Life has been pretty busy recently. I worked on my Google Summer of Code project implementing lattices in Sage; I continued working on several optimization projects, mostly dealing with the charging of multiple electric vehicles (in cooperation with FH Joanneum Kapfenberg and other companies); I took my last exams and finished my master’s thesis (“Optimization of a Purlin Punching Process”). I’m glad (and a little proud) that all of this worked out so well.

Adding to that, I organized my move to the U.S., where I finally landed and already began working for Wolfram Research. I am working as a Kernel Developer on Mathematica Online (or whatever it will be called once it gets released to the public). This is quite related to my previous work on Mathics.

Now, the sad news is that I have to stop actively coding on Mathics as a consequence. However, I see it in really good hands with Angus having already taken the lead recently, and he will certainly continue to keep Mathics flourish. Others are jumping in as well, so Mathics will not disappear, but grow further. Of course, I will still be there when assistance is needed, to merge in pull requests, and to keep the server running.

I’m really excited about the new challenges. I’ll share some of my experience on a special (rather personal) blog Go West, Young Jan. It’s in German so I don’t forget my mother’s tongue completely.

Let the adventure begin.