About a month ago, I was faced with a decision. Move up to Sydney and work full time on an amazing opportunity with Ai-Media to end disability, or stay in Melbourne and try to find something else. It’s nice to be able to say that when Tony Abrahams offered me the gig in Sydney, it didn’t take long to say ‘Most definitely. Count me in!’
I’m going to work with Ai-Media in the role of Ecosystems Coordinator. This is essentially a continuance of the work I’ve been doing with Ai-Media over the past year. We’re working on providing access to classroom education for deaf children in Australia, as well as considering other innovations that can provide access and inclusion to disabled people all over the world.It’s an exciting time, in an exciting company that I’m very proud to be involved in. My role will, as before, focused on building the ecosystem (both internally and externally) to help make this happen. I’m relishing the challenge that it brings, and look forward to chatting more with you about what we’re trying to achieve in the future.
At this stage, I’ll be moving to Sydney next week (March 1st) and am still searching for somewhere to live. Should you know anyone with a room for rent who you think I would get along with, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below. A short term stint, even on a couch, is probably my preferred option as I look to get settled in.I’m looking forward to meeting the growing and vibrant Sydney start-up and jelly communities and can’t wait to meet many of the people I’ve been following from afar for these past few years. I plan on commuting back down to Melbourne often to keep in touch with many of the exciting projects and people that are doing their best work here currently. I’ll still be involved in Trampoline Melbourne, which we will have more information on shortly.
Thanks to Tony and the crew at Ai-Media for the opportunity to change the world and to my friends and family for their continued support in taking on such a big opportunity and life change. It’s something I look forward to sharing with all of you as it continues to develop. You can follow along with access issues by following @accessinclusion on twitter.
11 thoughts on “I'm moving to Sydney”
“… At this stage, I’ll be moving to Sydney next week (March 1st) …”
nice move Steve… having a send-off?
That is awesome! I’m thrilled to hear this, Steve!
Will definitely keep my eyes peeled for you re: accommodation, and I do hope to play a part in Sydney becoming a new home for you. 🙂
And perhaps we can have Trampoline Sydney?? 🙂
It’s an amazing opportunity! I’m curious to see what you have in store after you have ended disability 🙂
Trampoline at circusoz will be awesome, when are you running a Sydney one?
Good luck with the move Steve and a big congratulations on the new role. Sounds amazing and you deserve it.
Will continue to follow your updates online with interest.
Thanks for all the kind words guys! @Pete there will be a send off, but funnily enough I’ll be having that in April when I come back! It’s all happened pretty quick so stay tuned.
@zara, I definitely plan on consuming more coffee with you once in Sydney so let’s stay tuned. Trampoline Sydney is definitely something we’re keen to make happen. Let’s chat and see what we can do.
@ross, We’re investigating using CircusOz as a venue for Trampoline 3, yes that’s true but can’t confirm anything…hence the stay tuned. Sorry I can’t be more specific.
What I can say is that in the next couple of days, we will be sending an email to everyone who attended a Trampoline to encourage them to sign up to the new Trampoline Mailing List, which will become the single point of truth for all official Trampoline communications.
Looking forward to hearing more Mr Hopkins.
You’ll love it. Congrats on the opportunity. Melbourne will miss you.
Thanks Mr Harran 🙂 #crushit
Thanks Pete, I’m really excited by the opportunity too 🙂 I won’t be a stranger 🙂
Congratulations Steve, I hope the role turns out to be as meaningful as you hope it to be. I’ll hit you up next time I’m up that way.
Thanks Leith! Definitely hit me up when you’re next in this part of the world.