Leaving my boss after 18 years...
As we all know, today is the perfect day for important announcements.
After being my own boss for the last 18 years, I'll (also) be joining Day Software's R&D team, starting in May after ApacheCon.
Leaving my current projects and the teaching gigs has been a big decision, but the job looks really interesting, and a good opportunity to step up to more complex and larger projects.
My involvement in Cocoon and Solr will probably suffer from the move, as it looks like I'm moslty going to be working with other (open source) tools. I feel bad about Solr as it's only a few months since I was invited as a committer, right before my first contacts with Day...that's life I guess, one sometimes needs to leave (nice) people and (cool) projects to move on. Being less involved with Cocoon also means leaving nice people and a cool project, but in that case I've been involved for much longer so it doesn't feel as weird.
I thought my next language would be spanish (because I like the sound and it's spoken in wide areas of the world), but it looks like it'll rather be Schwitzerditsch, weïl es au toll isch. It's not a real requirement for the job, but I don't want to miss too many coffee time jokes either ;-)
Looking forward to it!