New job, new activities

Golden Gate BridgeBig news: I’m starting a new job this Tuesday. I’ll be joining Educents, an edtech startup in Oakland. Educents is sort of like Groupon for educators, with deals on the materials that teachers and administrators use regularly, at wholesale prices.

This is a great move for me, and is pretty much exactly what I was looking for when I moved to the Bay Area from New York. I met Kate, one of the founders, at the Startup Weekend I did when I first moved here. I was impressed with her energy and the advice she gave my team, and I really liked that Educents has a proven business plan focused on a problem that teachers have told me about for years.

I’m also really enjoying the opportunity to explore new aspects of life here that weren’t available in New York. I started running again, and it’s so nice here that I have to remind myself to turn around and go home. I got my bike assembled, so I’m ready to take on the hills of San Francisco and the rest of the area. This morning I tried out a CrossFit gym in Oakland, and if the timing works out, I may be able to fit that into my new schedule.

All in all, things are going well. I expect to be pretty busy over the next year, but I’m looking forward to the new challenges on my plate.