Today I am leaving Sun (well, officially it will be Monday). It was a very eventful 11 1/2 years. I joined Sun in ‘97 as product marketing manager for JavaBeans and Swing, in ‘99 became involved with the Java Community Process, helped create JCP 2, got to have the Jini team in my organization, lead the TCK work, and played my role in the open sourcing of Java.
What’s next? Don’t know yet. Together with the most sad happening of Rachel and I divorcing there’s lots of change. It is exciting and sure also a little scary not to know where I’ll be by the end of this year. First, I am going to take some time off. Rachel and I will be selling our house so that’ll require my attention. When that’s done I’ll have to make up my mind whether to stay in Rochester or go somewhere else. As of this writing I am in Santa Clara, California and the blue skies and sunny weather sure are a nice contrast to the snow and cold in Rochester which makes returning here a definite possibility but in the end it will be driven by what I want to do next and where that opportunity is located. Seattle, Boston, San Diego, Santa Fe?