So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

I was hoping to post this a little closer to the date but the cat has been let out of the bag.  I’ve decided to leave IBM for a position at RIM.  It wasn’t an easy decision to make but in the end I thought it was best for me.  I feel like I’ve gotten comfortable at IBM (and with Eclipse) and it’s time that I shook my life up a bit and tried something new.  I’m going to miss my co-workers at IBM – I’ve been blessed to work with such an amazing group of people for so long.  They’re truly some of the smartest people I’ve ever known and I wish them all the best.  Similarly, my time spent with the Eclipse community has allowed me to meet and befriend wonderful people the world over.  I’ve no doubt that the community will continue to thrive due to the efforts of these people.

My time at IBM working on Eclipse has been a wonderful opportunity for me and I’ve grown in many ways.  I’m truly greatful for the chance I’ve had.

My last day at IBM is January 2nd.  If anyone would like to stay in contact my email address is kim to the pookzilla dot com.  The old Eclipse blog will remain and may even see some new content – there’s no escaping Eclipse in this industry and I’m sure I’ll have a whole lot more to say about it from the client side.  :)

Thanks !

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18 thoughts on “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

  1. Tom Schindl

    All the best and thanks for your getting me started on Platform-Code I learned a lot from you in the last years.

  2. Steve Northover

    I bevieve that you, along with Doug and Billy, were the last of the original “bottle kids”. An era has passed.

    Best of luck in the future!

  3. bartosz michalik

    good luck, right direction is always right direction. for the community, the best is the closes to well known pat(c)hes ;)

  4. Nick Edgar

    I guess cats in bags is not a stable state around you :-). Sorry to hear you’re leaving, Kim, but I’ve enjoyed working with you, especially your pragmatism, and wish you all the best at RIM.

  5. Jan Diederich

    Good luck! It was nice to work with you :-)
    Beware: Many people end up in the new company doing the same as they have done before.
    Like Linus Torvalds, who ends up in most (every?) new companies programming Linux ports for their software.
    That doesn’t have to be a bad thing at all.

    So I’m really curious if, in the end, you will program Eclipse Developer IDEs for RIMs Blueberry OS? ;-)

  6. Zhao

    Hi,I have seen most of your blogs,and I am sure you are skilled in eclipse . I am new in this subject especial the platform framword(RCP and etc.),so I wonder if I can get some advisers from you?

  7. pookzilla Post author

    Hey Zhao! Your best bet would be to take a look at the Eclipse newsgroups – my ability to interface with the Eclipse community is limited at the moment until my employer OKs the participation unfortunately. :(

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