Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Leaving IBM

Today I handed in my resignation and will be leaving IBM on November 5. I've had a very enjoyable 26 years here in Hursley working on a variety of projects from workstation graphics algorithms to high-end transaction servers. A year ago I expected to work in IBM until retirement, but I had no idea what an interesting opportunity was about to open up a few miles down the road.

Although I'll still be involved with OSGi, I'll be handing over the job of representing IBM on the JSR 277 and 294 Expert Groups to someone else. I'll be lucky to find anything else quite so contentious to blog about, although I'll still be very interested in the outcome and may find something to say.

16 comments:

AlBlue said...

Good luck with the future!

Alex.

Glyn said...

Thanks Alex.

Neil Bartlett said...

Good luck Glyn, and it also sounds like congratulations are in order!

I hope IBM finds somebody as knowledgeable and even-handed as you to take your seat on the EGs, but I fear that's a very tall order.

Glyn said...

Thanks Neil. Let's see...

Dan Bandera said...

The very best of luck to you Glyn !
It was a true pleasure working with you. You'll be missed here....
- Dan Bandera

Glyn said...

Thanks Dan and thanks for your support with JSR 291.

Peter said...

Glyn,
Clearly you will be sorely missed in your JSR 277 work (at least by many of us :-). I have always enjoyed working with you immensely, you're the only person in the world I know that actually worked with Z!

Looking very much forward to working with you in your new position.

Kind regards,

Peter Kriens

robilad said...

There is always the middle east, if you are looking for contentious topics. ;)

Sad to see that you won't be any more on the 277 EG helping bring it into a useful shape, I enjoyed reading your posts.

Good luck, Glyn!

Glyn said...

Hi Peter. I'm really glad I'll be able to continue working with you too.

Glyn said...

Thanks Dalibor - puts the JCP into perspective in the true scale of things.

mcculls said...

Hi Glyn, all the best for the future! hope you enjoy your new role

ps. thanks for all the advice and support while I was at IBM Hursley

Glyn said...

Thanks Stuart. It was a pleasure working with you.

John Duimovich said...

Sorry to see you go Glyn. It's been a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the best in your new opportunity.

John

Glyn said...

Thanks John. I enjoyed working with you too and will particularly miss your dry witicisms.

Gordon said...

I will miss your wisdom Glyn, good luck in your new career, Gordon :-).

Glyn said...

Thanks Gordon. It was good working with you.

Projects

OSGi (130) Virgo (59) Eclipse (10) Equinox (9) dm Server (8) Felix (4) WebSphere (3) Aries (2) GlassFish (2) JBoss (1) Newton (1) WebLogic (1)