On Monday I’ll be starting my new job at DownUnder GeoSolutions working on some really fascinating software products which will help geophysicists interpret massive amounts of seismic data to understand what’s underneath their feet. As I’ve said before it’s an entirely new challenge working in a space I know very little about, and I’m really looking forward to learning a ton and broadening my skill set as a product designer, strategist and manager.
While this means that I won’t have as much time for Mozilla projects or Firefox as I used to, I do very much hope to be an active and positive contributor in the Mozilla Community. I’ve got my eyes on a few bugs and expect to comment there, as well as in the planning newsgroups. I’m pretty eager to see what this experience is like without the mozilla.com email address, and already have plans to work with Asa and Mary to do what I can to make it even easier.
Leaving Mozilla is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, career-wise. Over the past six years I’ve had the distinct pleasure and privilege to work with the most amazing people, all of whom were more than just colleagues … they were trusted friends. The more I thought about saying “goodbye,” though, the less appropriate it seemed. Really what I’m saying is “see you less often.”
So, team: let’s get to work on Firefox 5, 6 and 7, eh wot?