Today is my first day as a PM (Program Manager) on the ASP.NET team. If you’ve been following any of the projects I’ve worked on at Microsoft like Oxite or Orchard, you may remember that I just joined the Orchard team as an SDE in November. Why the fast move? I’ve actually been interested in switching to the PM role for a couple years now, and the right opportunity happened to come up last week. The fun part is, I’m still on the ASP.NET team, just in a completely different role. It happened pretty fast. On my birthday (April 9th) I started talking with the team about an open position. Thursday of the next week they told me the job was mine. On Friday, I was told “you start Monday”. I am very excited to get started and ‘thrown into the fire’. I can’t say what exactly I’ll be working on just yet, but it will be fun, no doubt.
Does this mean I’m done with Orchard? Absolutely not. I love open source software at Microsoft and I think Orchard is a great project. I will continue to give feedback and contribute in any way I can and have time for.
I expect to finally get back to more blogging too. Since joining Microsoft as a developer the amount I’ve blogged has steadily declined into nothingness. Now that blogging will be one way to gather community feedback, it will definitely happen more often.
My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in June (our second child). The life changes just keep coming! Exciting times. 🙂