It's a new chapter in life... This summer I finished my research Master at DERI, specializing in the Semantic Web, this somewhat new trend which promises the enhance the Web by making it more machine friendly and thus providing more powerful applications to humans. If you follow this blog or have heard of me in the past, you may not be surprised to hear that the topic of my thesis was on Drupal and the Semantic Web. It is still under review and should be available soon once it's been approved.
Earlier this year I was invited at the Harvard's Initiative in Innovative Computing, based in Cambridge, MA, where I very much enjoyed the working environment and the innovation-driven area which is Cambridge/Boston. Tim Clark and Sudeshna Das offered me to come back to work on the Science Collaboration Framework after the end of my studies, an appealing offer I could not refuse! So after a couple of month of traveling in Europe including France and Italy, and waiting for the US government to process the application and prepare a visa, here I am moving to Boston! This was my first time applying for a visa, and I must say the application process was quite easy, despite the lengthy process which took about 12 weeks. The next couple of weeks should be hectic with the new job, house hunting and all the administrative steps to settle down. My first stay in March allowed me to meet a good number of people so I am confident that starting out in Cambridge should not be a problem.