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Seeking New Challenges

thursday, november 01, 2018

I’ve been working as a freelancer for almost 4 years now. I started with helping companies in their software project, as external consultant, developer, and architect. The more I attended and spoke at conferences, the more I enjoyed the development community, and sharing knowledge. In the last two years, I mostly spoke at conferences, traveled around, gave client workshops and consulting engagement, and tried to engage other enterprise developers as much as possible. This is what I want to focus on more.

I’m happy to announce that as of today, I’m starting a new job as Lead Java Developer Advocate at IBM. I will continue to evangelize Enterprise Java, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, cloud native technologies, and everything related to enterprise software. Of course, you might see some of Open Liberty as well :-)

From my point of view, IBM made some very interesting movements in the last months and years. In the Java world, we’ve seen the opening up of OpenJ9 and Open Liberty, as well as their engagements in Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, and cloud native technologies, such as Istio. I think, IBM deals with a lot of appealing technology.

The recent acquisition of Red Hat is another interesting step, that, however didn’t influence my decision; this actually happened simultaneously :-)

For me, my November is already quite packed with conference travels, as you can read in my latest newsletter issue. However, these content won’t change at all; I’m already looking forward to share some Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, Istio, and developer productivity knowledge!


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