Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New path to take...

The year starts with an article I was not expecting to write.

I have spent just short of four years as a JBoss Technology Evangelist (Integration & BPM) for Red Hat's Middleware Business Unit.

I have told countless stories about products like JBoss Portal, JBoss SOA Platform, JBoss EAP, JBoss messaging (several products), JBoss FSW, JBoss DataVirt, JBoss Fuse, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite.

I have helped to support multiple product launches across the JBoss middleware portfolio, created the jbpmmigration project and watching it fold into a product. I worked through technology acquisitions like Makara, Polymita, FuseSource, FeedHenry and more as they were folded into the JBoss product portfolio. I have showcased our technologies around the world at a multitude of conferences and events.

New year, new challenges!
I had a lot of fun helping to grow and mentor the JBoss Technology Evangelist team as it grew to four members covering the JBoss middleware products. There will be two remaining, Christina Lin and Thomas Qvarnstrom, both very smart and knowledgeable resources you should be following closely.

I was lucky to be able to spend the last few years working with amazing people in and around Red Hat.

But now the time has come.

 I am leaving... well, to be honest, I am moving onwards in my Red Hat journey.

Last month I was offered and accepted a role within the Integrated Solutions Business Unit, as a Technical Product Marketing Manager.

The role is similar in nature to a JBoss Technology Evangelist, but now look for my focus to move from strictly middleware to application development leveraging integrated solutions involving the full Red Hat portfolio. Think of the tying infrastructure, storage, cloud, OpenShift, mobile and middleware products as full solutions as we move forward into 2016 and beyond.

I am excited to have a new challenge before me and at the same time a bit sad to move on from my love of middleware products (especially rules, events, planning and processes). The future is now, the technology is amazing and you can expect to hear all about it from me soon enough.

Stay tuned, there are more stories to tell...