Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie
Boston is a major city? Anyway, Providence will be full of the same Red Socks/Patriots loving assholes, so you'll feel right at home.
Surprised at your disdain for large
corporate. Sounds like this is a stepping stone for you. Large companies make for credible resumes.
Compared to Providence, it sure is a major city. Couldn't give two less shits about baseball / football (sports in general), so that part is irrelevant for me.
I'm not against large corporate as a general philosophy. I'm only against them for the specific field of work I want to be in. As a rule of thumb, software development will take about 1.5 - 2x longer at a large corporation compared to a startup or medium-sized company that practices agile.
Besides, I spent three years at a large, corporate company for my first job out of college. Now having worked at the complete opposite type of company, I feel more confident that I'd enjoy a medium-sized company the most for the type of work I want to do.