Last day at IBM

Today was my last day at IBM. It’s been a wonderful 10.5 years and I’m looking forward to a new adventure.

After I sent my “So long, and thanks for all the fish” email to my coworkers (yes, it was actually titled that) I received many warm responses, some of which I wanted to jot down here:

Ahhhhh … my main go-to guy on performance .. gone .. ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

[B]efore you get out the door please send me your thoughts regarding the reasons for your departure and what we might do better. Losing you is an expensive lesson but I want to be sure we learn from it.

I can’t tell you how sorry I was to see this note. You’ve been such a key part of getting TIM “operational” in so many environments, and contributed so much to the Performance Guide, redbooks, wikis, etc. [The] PoC would have been an absolute disaster without your involvement – I learned so much from that experience. [snip] Don’t know what development is going to do without you. I wish you all the best in your new job – I hope they know how lucky they are to have landed you!

Wow, its a big loss for the IBM and ITIM team… I’m sure your going to kick ass where ever you go, it was always great working with you.

[I] just want to say, it was great working with you the past years. I wish you the best in your new job. You are very talented and dedicated to doing great work, so I know you will do well where ever you go.

Wish me luck as I report in to the new job at 9:30a tomorrow!