Changes as of January 2010

It’s with a bittersweet feeling that I write this post. As of January, I will no longer be with iMeta Technologies. During my time there, I’ve been involved in some awesome projects, had the privilege of working with some very smart and talented people, and made some great friends. I wish them all the best success in the future.

As of January, I'm starting a new job. I’m going to go back to working from home, something I did for 8 years prior to joining iMeta, so for me it feels like home (pun intended). I have to admit that as much as I liked the office buzz and enjoyed every minute of working with Steve and his eternal ramblings on expression trees, I am happy to not have to face morning and afternoon commutes.

So what’s my new job? Well it comes as no surprise to many to say that I’ve been a fan of a tool called ReSharper for quite some time. I’ve been a member of the JetBrains Academy for a few years and have collaborated with JetBrains at various conference booths. We’ve now decided to formalize the relationship.

I’m very excited to announce that as of January I will be joining JetBrains. My primary role will be to help promote their products on the .NET side, which include ReSharper, dotTrace, as well as cross-platform tools such as TeamCity, YouTrack or WebIDE. As part of my job, I’ll be doing screen casts, blogging, and not only about using the tools, but also focusing on best practices, boosting productivity, etc. As a company that firmly believes in OSS, it also means that I’ll be increasing my participation in OSS projects and actually get to code on things I enjoy!

I’ll be active in the community, continuing to speak at conferences and events, as well as serve as a liaison for JetBrains. I’ll continue to blog on my own site as well as devlicious.

As far as Twitter, we’ll be pushing the Tool-Specific Twitter accounts for ReSharper and dotTrace, so make sure you follow them! You can contact me via my own twitter feed, and of course, don’t forget Ilya, also known as Orangy, ReSharper PM!

With that, all that’s left to say is Happy New Year and we’ll talk in 2010! And don’t start 2010 without ReSharper!

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