Endings and beginnings

As of July 8th, I will no longer be working at Google.

The last four-and-a-half years at Google have been an incredible experience. First working as an SRE - Google's oncall / infrastructure role - and then as a Developer Programs Engineer, I've learned an incredible amount, worked with some amazing people, and done some exciting things. I've been with the Google App Engine team - first in a 20% capacity, and then full time - since before the product launched, and I think I've had a significant impact on the product and the community that's formed around it. I've greatly enjoyed interacting with everyone in the community and lending a hand where I can.

Ultimately, though, I've decided it's time for me to move on and seek out new challenges. With that in mind, I'm going to be working at Smart Sparrow, an exciting Sydney startup who are making waves in the education area. They're doing some really impressive stuff with E-Learning, and I'm excited to be joining them and helping shape things. Although I've worked at small companies before, this will be my first time at a for-real startup, and I'm looking forward to the experience.

In my absence, App Engine support will continue to be handled by my extremely capable colleagues. I still like the product and the community, so I won't be disappearing entirely - I expect I'll continue to answer questions on Stack Overflow and post the occasional App Engine blogpost here for the forseeable future.


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