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I created my first account on CodePlex back in January 2006, over 4 years ago, when the site was still in an alpha internal-only preview. Shortly after playing with the initial UI, I sent the CodePlex team a 15 page document on all the UI suggestions I had. Little did I know that just a couple years later I would be reviewing the CodePlex UI as my day job. Needless to say, I’ve felt like a member of the team for a very long time.
This Friday, February 5, will be my last day as the Program Manager for CodePlex. I’ve accepted a position as Developer Evangelist at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus in California. You can follow my adventures on my MSDN blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford.
It’s been a tremendous experience being the PM for Microsoft’s Open Source project hosting site, watching almost 11,000 new open source projects get created since I officially joined the team in October 2007. I want to thank everyone in the CodePlex community for such a fascinating 4 years.
And since it is Carnival back home in New Orleans, I’ll leave you all with “Laissez-les bons temps rouler! Geaux Saints!”
NOW who am I going to constantly bug with my CodePlex ClickOnce requests! :p
Going to miss your touch as part of the Codeplex team, but congrats on the new position! I think you'll make a great Dev Evangelist...
(We'll leave the whole "spraying notebook with water" episode unmentioned... :| LOL)
I'm sure it is tough leaving friends and co-workers up in Redmond, but we .NETers down here in SV welcome you!!
I look forward to hearing you speak at some BayNET events, or maybe just share in the pizza.
Best of luck in your new position! You'll be missed at CodePlex.
First, let me also congratulate you on your new Dev Evangelist here in "SV"(Silicon Valley).
Secondly, why is it that we do not say how much we appreciate you and the efforts of others on a project (like CodePlex) until someone leaves? I'm so sorry I did not say this earlier... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! And I hope to here more from you in the SV!