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Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:19 pm

We're advertising some jobs at Pi Towers: check them out.

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Re: We're recruiting!

Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:51 pm

If this were any closer to home I'd be applying right now. Sadly I think that commuting from Cardiff to Cambridge every day would get a little tiresome!

Best of luck with the recruitment; I don't envy your hiring manager, there are going to be more than a few CVs to sift through!

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Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:23 pm

+1, I'd do it for free :)
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Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:47 pm

lpsw wrote:+1, I'd do it for free :)
I was thinking the same, I've already got a career but I would gladly do something for the Foundation as a volunteer.

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Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:49 pm

I'll would pay to work there!

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Re: We're recruiting!

Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:00 pm

My career is winding down, retiring in a few months after 30 years in mainframe hardware development and last 10 in customer hand-holding. Not really rewarding, except for the financial part. Time to flip that around.

Edit: Liz, there are probably is a gaggle of us folk out here.
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Re: We're recruiting!

Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:25 pm

I really hope that some (plenty) of you apply - I can't think of anything better than being able to recruit for these jobs out of the community. Get working on those CVs!
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Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:46 pm

It is just location.
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Re: We're recruiting!

Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:05 pm

jackokring wrote:It is just location.
+1

Cambridge is not even in my time zone. :(

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Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:10 pm

jackokring wrote:It is just location.
Don't let that put you off. I moved from London to 10 miles south of Cambridge about ten years ago, best move I ever made :D

Unfortunately I don't have the experience for these jobs :( else my CV would be in tomorrow.
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Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:15 pm

Liz,

Do people still deal in CV's and Resumes?

I thought it was all done by Facebook, Linkedin and Github contributions now a days.

Us old guys don't stand a chance. Steadfastly refusing to have anything to do with that.

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Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:17 pm

I'm biased that way, but I think it's a great place to live and work. The city is beautiful and full of really clever people, good restaurants, theatres and lots of live music; we're only 45 minutes from London (EXACTLY 45 minutes, once we've moved to the new offices), if that floats your boat; and there's countryside within easy reach.

Lots of bookshops, too.
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Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:49 pm

Possibly the last few square miles of civilization on this planet.

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Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:04 pm

Heater wrote:Possibly the last few square miles of civilization on this planet.
It's a small place. You can walk all the way through the city in less than 20 minutes.
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Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:55 pm

Exactly.

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Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:15 am

My turn...I would sell my mother and my soul to work there...but the commute from the USA would be a killer.
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:23 am

Its always possible I may loose my current job in the future, I sincerely don't hope so, because I'm nearly 60 years old, and I like my job, which currently involves writing Python code for a chip tester (I designed myself).
But then moving to Cambridge, (or anywhere in England) would be a bit much at my age. :(

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Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:18 am

The problem with Cambridge is the cost of housing (it's mental) - check that out before moving! I have to live 35 miles North of Cambridge because that was the first place I liked that I could afford.

Although note, Pi towers to moving much closer to the station, so commute by train is an option.
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:25 am

jamesh wrote:Pi towers to moving much closer to the station, so commute by train is an option.
Just about possible from here. I think there is one direct train a day to Cambridge, but it goes all over the place to get there. The alternative is to go into London and back out again.

Car is possible, about an hour each way.

I think I'll keep waiting to see if something more local turns up.

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Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:01 pm

By "much closer to the station", JamesH actually means "a minute's walk from the station". We've actually got quite a few people who commute to Cambridge from London working with us at the moment.
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:47 pm

It would be about 2 hours for me, an hour into London and another hour back out again (which would double my 1 hour each way commute time). The jobs don't match my skillset so the commute time is the least of my problems.
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:08 pm

liz wrote:By "much closer to the station", JamesH actually means "a minute's walk from the station". We've actually got quite a few people who commute to Cambridge from London working with us at the moment.
Too much for me, I'd have to get a Segway.
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:21 pm

jamesh wrote:The problem with Cambridge is the cost of housing (it's mental)
You can buy an ex-council flat, on a post first world war brick built council estate in the Elephant and Castle for £400,000. That's expensive.
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:43 pm

jamesh wrote: Too much for me, I'd have to get a Segway.
Hmmmmm, Raspberry Pi, Sense Hat, responsive motors, battery, wheels..... Going to give that some thought.

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Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:23 am

Woll wrote:
jamesh wrote:The problem with Cambridge is the cost of housing (it's mental)
You can buy an ex-council flat, on a post first world war brick built council estate in the Elephant and Castle for £400,000. That's expensive.
Similar to Cambridge. Two up two down terraced house, no off road parking, £350,000-£400,000

It's ridiculous.
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