My New Role At Adobe
March 2, 2006 ·
If you've been following my blog, you'll have seen that I have recently been in the process of changing roles at Adobe. My role has been somewhat fluid since the middle of last year in fact and I've worked with a number of teams since then in a somewhat unofficial capacity (for example: helping with QA on the ActionScript 3 compiler / VM, project managing CFEclipse - and a number of other things that I can't talk about... maybe some day!). Since the acquisition closed, I've been looking at a variety of new roles here and I recently accepted one that I officially started yesterday. I am now part of Adobe's Hosted Services group. I'm a "Senior Computer Scientist" now (finally my grey hairs count for something) and will be continuing my architecture focus, likely in a much more hands on manner. So what does the Hosted Services group do? Well, we "own" Breeze ASP (hosted) and a variety of PDF services, including Create Adobe PDF Online. My role will focus on the software infrastructure behind the services. It's a very interesting space to be in as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is gaining increasing traction across the industry. I won't be able to talk about what we have planned for the future (for obvious reasons) but I expect to be talking about a broader range of Adobe products and services over time. It will mean that I won't be as active in the ColdFusion community as I have been in recent years - fewer user group talks and much less involvement in most mailing lists - but I intend to remain very active with Model-Glue, ColdSpring, Reactor and CFEclipse - as well as continuing to work on Fusebox 5! I hope you'll all keep reading, despite the slight change of focus here!