As you may have read by now, I am leaving my current position and joining SQLskills. I am thrilled to be joining the team and look forward to working with Paul, Kimberly, Jonathan, Joe and Glenn. I expect to end every day utterly exhausted because of all the new things I’ve seen and learned. I also expect to get fired much less often than Jonathan. However, I admit that leaving my current position is bittersweet.
For the past nine years I have worked for an amazing company, and with a remarkable group of people. My tenure, and my thanks, warrants a separate post, which will come later. I would recommend my company to anyone – they have supported and encouraged me in all my endeavors, and I have grown more than I originally thought possible.
I have gained a lot of experience in my current position, and while I have seen a lot, I haven’t seen enough. With SQLskills I will have the opportunity to see diverse systems and I will continue to work with and help clients, which I have always enjoyed. I will continue to write and present. And I will work with some of the very best people in the SQL Community. Learn, solve problems, teach, and write. Does it get any better?
I will be spending the month of July wrapping up current projects and making it as smooth of a transition as possible. August 1 will be my first day as a SQLskills employee, and I will be attending IE2 in Seattle the week of August 13th. Let me know if I will see you there!
It is time for the next step, and I know that SQLskills is a great fit for me. I will be forever grateful to my current company and my co-workers for the part they have played in making me who I am today. I am excited to start my next adventure with SQLskills. As Calvin said in Watterson’s last post, “Let’s go exploring!”