Thursday, December 31, 2009

A quick look back over 10 years

It's been an interesting decade as far as I'm concerned. Going from co-creating Arjuna Solutions through the Bluestone acquisition and the Bluestone-Arjuna Labs, then the HP acquisition and the HP-Arjuna Labs, spinning out and co-creating Arjuna Technologies, then the move to JBoss, followed by the Red Hat acquisition, a lot of work around SOA (which dates back to at least JBoss) and finally my new role with the departure of Sacha.

Very busy and despite a few ups and downs, very interesting and a lot of fun. It's not a period where I'd change anything professionally. However, I hope the next decade has somewhat less company movement than the previous! But I'm sure the interest and fun will continue.


John Apps said...

Congratulations, Mark!

We did not have the opportunity to do much together, but the times we did were tremendous. I have never learned quite so much in so little time, nor felt so inadequate:-)

All the best in your new role and may our paths cross occasionally!

Cheers, John

Greg Pavlik said...

I guess the Bluestone deal was about 10 years ago already? Hard to believe that was a decade ago...

Mark Little said...

Thanks John, me too.

Yeah Greg, it's been 10 years! Where has the time gone?!