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Mark Atwood
New Job. Director of Community Development at Gear6
Many people noticed my tweet just over a week ago that I tendered my resignation at Sun Microsystems. Many people asked me "what next?". Here is my What Next:

Today is the first day of my new job at Gear6, as the Director of Community Development.

In part, this means that I will be doing for Gear6 what Jay and then Dups used to do for MySQL.

I'm the face of my company into the Memcached / Gearman / Drizzle / etc communities, and just as importantly, I'm the face of those open source communities into my company.

I was very positively impressed with the people at Gear6 when we were interviewing each other. I truly believe that they want to do The Right Thing, both from an open source community member perspective, and from the perspective of the technology, their customers, and their investors.

Very soon, I'm going to be splitting my "blog existance" into several blogs for different aspects. My current existing LJ will remain for my personal stuff. There will be another one for professional / technical musing, and I will also create and manage one or more blogs just for Gear6's open source and technology topics.


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lishablog From: lishablog Date: September 21st, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on your new post! I wish you all the best in this new endeavor.
dossy From: dossy Date: September 21st, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, congrats Mark! Can't wait to read about the cool stuff you get to work on.
awfief From: awfief Date: September 21st, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! Let me know if you need any help...
shadymist From: shadymist Date: September 21st, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're so excited over the new job. Congratulations!
singingnettle From: singingnettle Date: September 21st, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I were to want to take a corporate job, it'd be one like that. Congrats, and good luck!
elfs From: elfs Date: September 21st, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wowsers. You guys need a webhead? :-)
From: oddity80 Date: September 21st, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! Let me know if I can help with any Gearman/Drizzle related stuff. :)
arjen_lentz From: arjen_lentz Date: September 21st, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)


Yea those gigs are interesting, although "dangerous" - high risk of burnout. Zak Greant and I have come to this conclusion, looking back at our own work and at numerous people in similar gigs.
take care!
wurtmann From: wurtmann Date: September 22nd, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish you much happiness and success with this new venture. As always I send my hopes along with prayers.
From: jaypipes.myopenid.com Date: September 22nd, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)


Congrats on the new job, Mark! I'm positive you'll be great :)


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