Moving to Dreamhost

Today starts the countdown to a the start of new phase of my career. After working at Racemi for just over ten years, I have decided that it is time to move on to new challenges. Starting next Monday, 13 February, I will be a “Senior Cloud Developer” for Dreamhost.

Ten years is a long time to be with one group of developers, and leaving Racemi was not an easy decision. I have been through a lot with this team. I traveled to customer sites when the company was small enough that we sent developers on sales calls. I learned a lot about data center automation with them, and had an opportunity to work with some unusual hardware that came before its time. Together we created some crazy-cool product code that I could never have imagined on my own. We work well together, even when we disagree, and because of that, through it all, I enjoyed working with them. I am proud of what we have built together and I hope their successful trend continues. But the time has come for me to push myself in a different direction.

The enthusiasm of the people I met while visiting Dreamhost’s offices in LA was infectious, and a big part of why I decided this move would be right for me. I look forward to the opportunity to learn an entire stack of new technologies and make major product design decisions on some exciting new projects. As part of the work we will be doing, I anticipate being able to contribute to more open source projects, too, and will more about work-related projects as a result.

I am looking forward to joining Jonathan, Duncan, and the rest of the talented team at Dreamhost!