Heading off into the blue sky. I took a new travel position with my company. I will be moving to the Denver area as a base within the next couple of months and begin working from an airline seat. My company needs to find a suitable replacement for me here before I can truly begin but soon we will be moving. As many of you know I work in the Broadcast video industry. My current job is technical support of large scale enterprise video encoding systems for all the major networks. I am a tier 3 support tech and have loved my role working for Telestream. Most video that you see either on TV, as an ad, from a cable provider, on Netflix or on the web at some point touches our software in its many iterations as it travels from content creator to your device of choice for consumption. We don’t hit it all but pretty close to everything. My company Telestream is a major player. The tiny towns we live in currently (Grass Valley/Nevada City) is the silicon valley of Video. We are quietly nestled in the Sierras above Sacramento amongst the trees. This tiny little area is incredibly influential to the video industry. Companies such as AJA, Grass Valley Group, Miranda, NVision, Telestream and more are responsible for bringing you your daily dose of reality TV or your favorite sporting event. These companies set the standards for how content is processed and presented to the end user (You). Telestream is mostly software based and our products conform the files for all the major news networks to edit, help companies organize and deliver their bread and butter (advertisements), bring you the latest camera angle on sport of choice, and encode the movies and syndicated content to fit each broadcasters servers. We add captions, and volume level things so the commercials don’t blow out your ears. We provide the outputs for your in flight transportation, your favorite Olympic highlights and your in room entertainment in your hotel. There is a lot that happens behind the scenes that you may or may not take for granted when you sit on your couch each night to watch your favorite shows. It is bitter sweet for us to leave the beautiful Sierra and Nevada County California. We have made so many great friends and have truly loved living here but this opportunity was too good to pass up. My love of travel and the additional skills it will bring to me will give my career a nice boost and Denver is an awesome city the entire family is excited to explore. I will be out enough for regular adventure but home enough that my family won’t forget what I look like. I will be mostly servicing the Midwest but we are world wide company and I could end up just about anywhere. I will work with our customers in person (hope the tattoos and giant beard don’t intimidate too much). I am eager to explore some of these new places I will visit. You might notice a new little widget on my blog. It should integrate with my travel apps and give you some insight on where I am and how far I have gone so keep an eye out for it. Hope to start blogging a bit more along the way. Harder than you think to keep up.