Feb 282005

As of today (Feb­ru­ary 28, 2005), I work for Sun Microsys­tems. And no, it’s not what you think. It’s actu­ally all Eve Maler’s fault. She and I have enjoyed work­ing togeth­er on the XML Con­fer­ence and the CSW XML Sum­mer School for a couple of years, so when an open­ing came up in her group at Sun that she thought I was suited for, it was too good an oppor­tun­ity to pass up. I filled in the applic­a­tion, Eve made sure the right people saw it, and everything worked out! We did try to keep it secret from Tim for a while, but that ended up not being prac­tic­al. After all, he had already figured out the issues with liv­ing in Canada and work­ing for a U.S.-based group and knew the right people to talk to.

My title is Seni­or Tech­nic­al Pro­gram Man­ager; like Eve I will be work­ing on inter­op­er­ab­il­ity and tech­no­logy part­ner­ships. I’m look­ing for­ward to it, although since I’ve nev­er worked for a big com­pany before, I’m not quite sure what to expect in many ways. I do know that blog­ging is encour­aged!

And then there are my oth­er activ­ites. Since the W3C Pro­cess Doc­u­ment does not allow two mem­bers of the W3C Advis­ory Board to come from the same com­pany, and Eduardo Gutentag was recently elec­ted, I am resign­ing from the AB after almost three years. I’ve learned a lot from the AB mem­bers and the W3C Team and I thank them. 

I will chair the XML Con­fer­ence again this year, but Eve won’t be on the Plan­ning Com­mit­tee. And I’ll be in Oxford in July for the XML Sum­mer School as well.

  7 Responses to “Now at Sun”

  1. Con­grats! I guess the next ques­tion is when does the kid join Sun?

  2. Con­grats! Seems like a lot of Cana­dian tal­ent going over to Sun.

  3. Con­grat­u­la­tions, I hope the new job works out well for you. It is very nice to know that you will be able to con­tin­ue your excel­lent work on the XML Con­fer­ence.

    Good luck.

  4. Wel­come, Lauren!

    Tim says he had noth­ing to do with it . Whatever (hey, that woul dmake a good name for a blog … ‘Ongo­ing’ … ‘Any­way’ … ‘Whatever’… oh, nev­er mind). A huge wel­come to the bril­liant Lauren Wood who joined Sun this week.

  5. Oh, sure. You were just wait­ing for me to leave Sun! 😉
    Con­grat­u­la­tions, Lauren!
    I am also glad you will be con­tinu­ing your excel­lent work on the XML Con­fer­ence. Hope to see you in Atlanta!

  6. Just want to add my con­grats Lauren! 

  7. Con­grats! sun is a good com­pany 🙂

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