The journey continues

Last Friday (23 Nov 2012) was my last day at VMware. I’ve had a great time there and really enjoyed working with the team. So why leave? The two main ones are:

  • to focus on Grails in Action 2nd edition; and
  • to do some training and consulting to help teams navigate the big changes happening in the development space.

This doesn’t mean I will be disappearing from the Grails scene – far from it. I’m hoping that I will have a bit more time to work on some of my plugins and maybe some other projects (such as gvm, which I’m contributing to atm). I’ll see how it pans out.

Any switch to consulting won’t happen until later in the new year though as I focus on the book. I’m keen to get it to our patient readers as soon as possible! And preferably before Grails 3 comes out 🙂

I’d like to end by thanking VMware for the support they have given the Groovy & Grails projects and for giving me the opportunity to learn some news skills and to continue contributing to the OS community.

12 thoughts on “The journey continues

  1. Søren Berg Glasius

    Hi Peter,

    Congratulations on your new journey. I’m glad to know, that you will still be a big part of the Grails community.

    I hope that your journey takes you to Copenhagen in May for GR8Conf 2013!

    Best of luck,

  2. Sebastien Arbogast

    Sorry to see you leave but congrats for your continued involvement with the community and thanks a lot for all your contributions.
    I can’t help but worry though about the future of Grails as a priority for VMWare without such a fine evangelist as you. Do you know if they intend to replace you? Job opening? 😉

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  6. Ronny Løvtangen

    That’s unfortunate. You’re probably the best thing that happened to the community. Hope there will be someone to take over your job position.

    Good luck with the book, and your consulting business. Glad to hear that you will continue to contribute to the community.

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