Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time to say goodbye!

I think I should start this writing from stating that this is a guest post, as I am no longer a member of IBM Eclipse Support crew.

It has been almost 5 entire years since my office was formed as a kind of joint venture between Poznan University of Technology and IBM. My main responsibility was to help customers with their Eclipse related problems. As you know, many IBM Rational products are Eclipse based, even those server-side, so I never had enough time to blog or actively participate in Eclipse development - I barely managed to open a number of bugs that could change how corporations perceived Eclipse and Eclipse-based solutions.

I'd say that my experience gathered on the border of open-source and enterprise worlds is a rather unique one. And I would like to share it with you at EclipseCon.

I guess that my 5 years of work for IBM may be summarized with the following xkcd strip - I just started realizing that careers are hard ;-).
Every age: "I'm glad I'm not the clueless person I was five years ago, but now I don't want to get any older."
If you wonder what I will do next, please stay tuned! I will announce that on my newly created blog once it gets added to the planet Eclipse (I have already opened a bug for that).

I would like to publicly say "Thank you" to Daniel Megert for his incredibly reliable work, not only in JDT - and nominate him to Eclipse Community Awards in recognition.

Thank you for reading this post :). I hope that I will have now much more time for writing.

Krzysztof (Chris) Daniel


Kim Moir said...

Thanks Chris! Good luck with your new job. Also, I'm a sucker for any blog post with an xkcd comic, very nice :-)

Dariusz [LocK] Łuksza said...

Congrats! And good luck in your new job ;)

Ed Merks said...

Best of luck with your future plans!