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After leaving Oracle, I planned to start a new blog. I bought this domain name, opened a Blogger account, and then... Life got in the way.

Earlier this week, I started a new job at the Eclipse Foundation. I am now their IoT and Edge Computing Program Manager. What does this entail? Simply working with the rest of the Eclipse IoT Community. There are new projects to incept, new members to recruit, new developers to get in touch with... Part of my job is to get the message out; as such, I will be a frequent sight at industry conferences. I will also start to actually use this blog. I am very excited about this!

For the time being, this place is a work in progress. You can expect improved visuals and actual content soon. Is there something you want me to write about? Please let me know!

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