Ron Jacobs

Windows Workflow Foundation

Time For A Change

Time For A Change

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Every 2 or 3 years I get the yearning to make a change.  After 2.5 years of doing ARCast and speaking about architecture I've decided once again to make a career change.  Starting Feb 8th I will become the primary WCF / WF evangelist at Microsoft.

But Ron (you say) - are you an expert on these technologies? 

Um... no.  I would have to say that I am somewhat familiar with them, but by no means am I the world wide expert (though I hope to become that).  In fact, after 2.5 years of thinking at a much higher level I am rapidly coming back down to earth to discover how much I really don't know about these things.

So what will I do?

I will learn my friends... I will learn about these technologies and share my learning with you.  After all - we all have a lot to learn do we not?

As for ARCast?  Well I have a few episodes left to finish up and then there will be a new host for the show in the future. 

Will I do another podcast?  Perhaps...  I fully expect to do more screencasts.  Who knows exactly what will happen except that next time you see me I will probably be speaking about WCF / WF. 

  • Congratulation on the new position.  I can't imagine ARCast or my plane rides without you as the host.  Thank you for all the hours of learning and entertainment.

  • Taking this change shows me something about your character. Many people do not handle change well and most must be forced into it, yet you are making a change it seems into an area your not an expert fully on your own. I admire that.

    I myself recently made a change from a large bank into a small consulting company focused on solutions in the .NET technology space. I also realized I hit my limitations and decided to jump deep into technology, something I love. (Go .NET!)

    In this sense we are both similar, both looking for a challenge, even if it is a risk. I really wish you well my friend, and like many others must feel; Arcast won’t be the same without you.

    Its funny that I would even use the words “My friend” since we only exchanged one email, but listening to your shows has really made me feel that I know you. Even before .NET Rocks, Hanselminutes, Security Now, or any other podcast I was listening to you in some digital format, it really helped open my eyes.

    As for WCF and WF, these are exciting technologies that could really use a voice. Knowing you’re on the job makes me feel better already. I look forward to seeing your new screencasts, podcasts and videos in this area. Good luck!

  • Congratulations on the role change, Ron!  Knowing what you've accomplished via ARCast, I'm looking foward to what's to come for the WCF/WF world.  

    Exciting times ahead!

    Best,

    Chris

  • Excellent. Congrats Ron. Looking forward to seeing what you do with WCF.

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