Thursday, July 07, 2011

Moving to Germany

After six years in Ottawa, working for IBM, I have decided to move back to Germany with my family. Today was my last day in the office, and on Saturday we will be embarking on a longer vacation, driving from Ottawa all the way to Vancouver, before we board our one-way flight to Germany.

We'll try to pass by Orion, AB :-)
I may be able to remain an Eclipse committer, but it will definitely no longer be my main job. I decided to join Google at their Munich office at the end of the summer, and expect to be working on web-based tools there.

Over the last year or so, I spent most of my time getting the Orion project off the ground, which is about web-based tools and how tools from various servers can work together. We are code complete for our first tech preview release, which will be announced in a few days. The goal for this first release was to get to the point where we can self-host, and the team will from now on use Orion itself to develop Orion. I've been doing this for the last few weeks already, and it's a lot of fun to never leave the browser, from filing a bug, fixing and testing it, committing and pushing the fix, and closing the bug. There is a lot of potential for Orion, and I will be closely watching its progress.

I will also try this chocolate (thank you, Steve!)
It's been a blast. I've been very fortunate to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, both here at IBM as well as in the Eclipse community.  I have learned so much. Thank you!

23 comments:

Chris Aniszczyk (zx) said...

Best of luck Boris!

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swankjesse said...

Congrats dude. That's great news for Google!

Bill Higgins said...

Best wishes buddy. Please keep in touch.

Ian Bull said...

Best of luck Boris! In my eyes, you are one of the most respected Eclipse community members / committers. Your passion, commitment and technical skills will be missed.

Have a great drive across the country and good luck with Google. I would say congratulations, but the real congrats should go to Google for picking you up.

Eike Stepper said...

All the best for your new life! When you happen to be in Berlin let's meet and drink a wine or two ;-)

Marc Hoffmann said...

Welcome to Munich, Boris!

Markus Kohler said...

Glückwunsch Boris!

Etienne Juliot said...

Good luck Boris. And I hope to see you at ECE, in Germany.

Kai Tödter said...

Welcome to Munich!!!

Karsten Thoms said...

Good luck in your new job! I hope that you stay with the Eclipse community. Since you are working for Google, chances are not that low.

tomsondev said...

Good luck and thank you very much for all the things you did for the Eclipse-Community.

Jörg's noblog said...

Best wishes for you and your family in Munich!

As Eike wrote, if you come to Berlin, let's go for a drink or two :)

Albrecht Scheidig said...

Welcome back, Boris :-) Take a break in Bonn.

Ian Skerrett said...

Good luck Boris. Thank you for all the great work and leadership you have provided to the Eclipse community.

Denis Roy said...

All the best, Boris! Thanks for all the fish!

Ed Merks said...

We'll miss you a lot!

Lars Vogel said...

Freut mich zu hören das Du was tolles gefunden hast. Danke noch mal für Deine tragende Rolle und Deine ruhige menschliche Art, die sicherlich auch stark die Eclipse Kultur mitgeprägt hat. Ich hoffe Dich nicht komplett aus den Augen zu verlieren.

Bernd Kolb said...

Viel Glück Boris! Ich hoffe wir sehen uns bald mal wieder, jetzt wo du nicht mehr so weit weg bist :-)

Tonny Madsen said...

Congratulations. I hope your next job will be as interesting as the last one. I'm sure we will all miss you and your work in the Eclipse ecosystem.

Pierre Queinnec said...

Hi Boris, I wish you the best of luck in your new adventure and welcome back in Europe!!

Steve said...

Best of luck Boris.

David said...

Good luck, Boris! Creating databinding together has been one of the more enjoyable parts of my career. Best wishes!