Strange Things Are Afoot at the Circle-K

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a role at PuppetLabs (formally Reductive Labs) as their Director of Operations (Director of DevOps even? :) ). I’ve had a long association with Puppet and the team at Puppet Labs and consider them some of the smartest people around. As a result when I got talking to Luke about coming to work for them I was both excited and terrified. Excited because I see it as a incredible opportunity to shape a tool, Puppet, that I am deeply committed to (or should be committed? It’s one of those two…) and terrified because it is a product that I care about so much and I don’t want to stuff it up. :) (I may also secretly be a bit terrified because the guys - Luke, Teyo, Scott, Mike, Dan, Rein, Markus, Jesse et al - are “wicked smart” and I am rather hoping they don’t make me feel like an idiot. :P) My role will involve a wide collection of activities - managing support, helping Luke out with operational and business matters, some customer-facing infrastructure, operations and internal infrastructure, some community and product management working with Michael DeHaan. I’m going to be around on the mailing list, on IRC, triaging tickets, writing documentation, and even cutting some code every now and again. I’ll also be wrangling the pointy-end of some new things we’re going to be doing in the future. So somehow it seems just like my “other day job” … except now I get paid. :)

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