Ken Levy, the product planner/marketer, for my group blogged about a bunch of us joining the group. Mary Jo Foley (of Microsoft Watch fame) then wrote an article based on Ken's blog. This is a perfect example of what Paul Graham was talking about in his article on Corporate PR which I've linked to before. … ∞
Lately life has changed a lot. The first massive, huge, enormous, life altering change is that I'm now a daddy. More proof that there should be licenses or something required before becoming a parent. It's been several weeks since my daughter was born and life will, of course, never be like it was before but … ∞
I'm a technical director and individual contributor who focuses on issues such as: Corporate technical strategy (e.g. what technologies should we be investing in and when?), Cross company technical coordination (building consensus on the direction for our technical architecture and then herding the cats to make it happen), Standards strategy (which standards do we create/adopt/oppose … ∞
I just received a promotion to "Director of Technology" at BEA! Near as I can tell the biggest change the new title will bring is that it officially gives me permission to stick my nose into even more things at BEA than I usually do.
I got mentioned (alas my name was misspelled it's Yaron Goland not Yaron Golan) in Cringely's column this week. I read Cringely's column every week so getting mentioned is pretty nifty. What is even nicer is that while Cringely uses my old project, UPnP, as an example of why MS screws things up (not that … ∞