Yesterday I packed up my belongings at Resurgent and said good bye to the great folks there. It’s funny what you gather up over the years at a location and I brought home a bag full of memories. But now it is time to start new memories.
I’m very happy to announce that as of October 1st I’ll be a Product Evangelist for Cerebrata!
Several years ago Gaurav Mantri, a fellow Windows Azure MVP, created Cloud Storage Studio, then also produced Azure Diagnostics Manager and some Windows Azure related PowerShell CmdLets. These development and management tools were some of the few options out there in the early days of Windows Azure and their popularity just took off. This eventually caught the eye of Red Gate Software and Cerebrata was purchased by Red Gate about two years ago. The two tools have since been merged into a single tool, Azure Management Studio, which is the main product that I will be working with.
Technically, I’ll be a Red Gate employee working on the Cerebrata Team; however, I’m sure I’ll also be getting familiar with the many tools that Red Gate offers. I’ll be a remote team member as I don’t have to move from the Cincinnati area. Several times a year I’ll be visiting the product team over in Cambridge, UK and making numerous trips to conferences and events around the US, but for the most part I’ll be working out of my house.
I’m very excited about this new chapter in my career. I’m looking forward to working with Luke Jefferson, Matt Dickens and rest of the Cerebrata team to help work on tools that I personally use already. Look for more articles from me on Simple-Talk in the cloud computing category, as well as other places around the web. I’ll be creating screen casts for Azure Management Studio and will be blogging about new Windows Azure features in addition to continuing to talk about Windows Azure at events and conferences.
So, here’s to the next chapter.