It is not without some sadness that I write this post.
For the last five years, it has been my pleasure to dive deep into the Salesforce1 Platform community. I have shepherded the Salesforce1 Labs program, helped launch AppExchange Checkout, delivered the IoT Zone experience at Dreamforce 2013 and co-delivered it for Dreamforce 2014. I have met thousands of developers, admins and partners; diagnosed problems, challenges and opportunities; and talked with CEOs, CIOs and CTOs about their businesses. I have presented on a large number of topics at user groups and conferences around the world, and worked extensively with Salesforce’s uniquely awesome Sales Engineer, Account Executive, Customer Success, and Services teams.
And make no mistake: it has been my honor to work with a great crew of Developer Evangelists and an incredible Developer Relations team. They have been fantastic and inspirational co-workers. They have pushed me to be better and I have learned a ton from them in the process. I am incredibly grateful to have met them!
Yes, the last five years have been fantastic.
However, these words (penned by fellow Kenyon College grad Bill Watterson) have often bounced around in my head:
And so I have decided to embark on a new adventure.
Later this week I officially transition to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud where I will help manage a collection of products on the mobile team, including MobilePush. We have a great team working on these products, and a great crew of customers using them. It is a huge opportunity for Salesforce and I am very excited about the chance to shape it.
Best of all, I still get to work with the Salesforce developer community: one of the key outputs of my new team is a series of developer facing mobile SDKs (checkout the Github account).
These last few days have been more emotional for me than I predicted. My last regularly scheduled 1:1s with my team in particular — such a great crew!!
A big thank you to Salesforce for this new opportunity, and a big thank you to everyone I’ve worked with — in and out of Salesforce — over the last few years. Here’s to many more together!
Yes, this is change, but I’m not going far. You’ll still see me at Salesforce events and I’m still only an email or tweet away. Let’s definitely keep in touch, and if you have a question about Salesforce Marketing Cloud mobile apps, please reach out!