Changes are coming…

I have to admit it. I’ve had fun the last 14 years. Starting a company, not knowing where it would take me. Hiring our first employee, that was kinda scary…Moved away from Delphi and jumped aboard the .net train, without a second of regret. Became a MVP because the company allowed me to spend a lot of time on the community. Saw my first Surface computer while attending a MVP summit in Redmond. Became one of the first 4 Surface MVP’s because the company allowed me to work with that technology extensively and talk about it at several events. Met a lot of people, learned a lot of new things and had a blast.

But…. after 14 years it’s time to go. The company has grown. I have grown. We didn’t grow in the same way. I want to focus on new things like touch, Surface, Windows 7, NUI, etc. For me, the only way to grow in this direction is to leave the company. It’s like having children I guess: there comes a time when you have to let them go. I am just not sure if I am the kid, or is it the company? Never mind: the result is the same.

Starting January 1st I am no longer the principal architect for Detrio but I will be an independent consultant. I will focus on all things Microsoft but with a specialization in touch, Surface and WPF/Silverlight.

So there you go. It’s time to say goodbye to my colleagues. And thank them for the past years.  I am sure we will run into each other a lot, after all: it’s a small world!

I am looking forward to this adventure!

Print | posted @ Monday, November 15, 2010 2:11 PM

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by peSHIr at 11/15/2010 2:26 PM

Changes are indeed coming. Good luck. And whatever you do, have fun!
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by Jeroen de Zeeuw at 11/15/2010 2:34 PM

Goodluck Dennis!!
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by Koen Zwikstra at 11/15/2010 4:03 PM

Good for you, good luck on your endeavours!
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by Jacco at 11/15/2010 8:05 PM

Een moedige stap, wellicht nog moediger dan de eerste stap 14 jaar geleden!
Wel een stap met veel meer kennis dan toen. Dit gaat dus ook lukken. Heel veel succes!

PS: Welke titel ga je dragen? ZZP-er of MVP?!? ;-)
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by Marcel Meijer at 11/16/2010 3:55 PM

Lots of succes! You will grow there too.
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by Edwin de Vries at 11/28/2010 2:29 PM

Heel veel succes met het op jezelf gaan. Dat alles maar voorspoedig mag verlopen.
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