So, as some of you may have heard, today is my last day at IBM. It's an AMAZING company, and I can't say enough about the fabulous, bright, driven, and super smart people I have worked with there over the past 2 1/2 years. Working with Anant Jhingran (my manager, and Info Mgmt CTO) and the folks on my team, the Emerging Tech team (David Boloker, I still love your skater sneakers, they beat Rod's cowboy boots out any day), and all the other groups has been truly one of the best work and learning experiences in my professional career. I hope to be working with these guys going forward as well.
We have a great product that will launch soon (IBM Mashup Center - InfoSphere MashupHub is the piece that is near and dear to me) and expect news on that to still be seen here. I have to say, from my (now independent) perspective, it's the most technically solid product out there for enterprise mashups. And I have loved every second driving that and Info 2.0.
But, as opportunities come up, people have to move on. In a few weeks I'll be making the move to Seattle (yikes!) and starting at Microsoft. There I'll be running a team that focuses on web strategy and some other critical elements of community and software development. I am super excited to be helping Microsoft add to their already vibrant developer community, adding in some more open community aspects (with products to match, I hope!), and to be working with a kick-ass team. I'll have more to say on my role specifically in a later post, but stay tuned here for more information.
You guys can all reach me at email@example.com - my computer access will be spotty since I have to turn in my laptop soon, but I'll do my best on twitter, FB, Brightkite, Dopplr (ha! and the list could go on!) to keep you updated.
Get ready for some fun stuff guys, this is going to be an awesome ride! /LC