After 5 years, Wednesday October 15th is my last day with Adobe. It’s fitting that my last duty for Adobe is a round of sessions at Max 2014. For me Max is the pinnacle of outreach at Adobe. As an audience member you get access to engineers, product mangers, and other experts from the community. My first had a profound impact on me. The very first entry on my blog is about Max 2004 – 10 years ago. The industry and what the event was all about was very different – back then, I was in the audience learning about ColdFusion, Flex and Flashpaper from Macromedia. This year I was on stage speaking about designer workflows using hosted cloud services for Adobe. It’s a very different world.
Five years after my first Max I got my dream job and joined Adobe. In the past 5 years, I’ve traveled over 560,000 miles to 119 or so cities. I’ve made friends all over the globe. And I’ve had a front view seats to some of the craziest technology fights we’ve ever seen. I’ve represented multiple technologies: ColdFusion, Flex, Flash, HTML5 and Creative Cloud. I’ve played with great toys. I’ve met most of my technical heroes along the way. It’s been a fun ride.
And now I’m leaving.
To all my friends I’ve met along the way, it was fantastic to have the privilege of talking technology with you all, and I hope to see you in the future. Keep in touch.
To my co-workers, it’s been a pleasure working with you.
To Adobe itself, you’ve been a great place to work, learn, and grow. So long and thanks for all the fish.
I have a next step planned. But in keeping with my traditions, I wanted to keep this a maudlin post about what’s behind me, rather than talk about what’s next. I’ll be blogging about that soon enough.