Leaving Microsoft

06Jan07

Dear Fiends and Colleagues,

Yesterday, Jan 5th 2007, was my last day at Microsoft. The email that my manager sent out probably says it best:

“Please join me in saying goodbye to Caleb Jenkins whose last day with Microsoft is today Friday, January 5th.  I know we will all miss Caleb’s passion and enthusiasm for developers and our evangelism business.  Please join me in thanking him for his contributions to our team and in wishing him the very best in his future endeavors!”

First, let me say what an honor and privilege that it has been to work and serve with so many of you as the South Central Microsoft DE for the last year and a half. Second, what’s next for Caleb? I’m not exactly sure what an ex-Microsoft employee like me is going to do. I’m sure that I will still be involved in the community, still enjoy spending time with my family, and probably spend less time on the road. 😉 I’m pretty much keeping my option open. There are several options that are open to me, none that I am able to talk about… yet.

I wanted to take a minute and address some of the different community projects and areas that I was working on to make sure that those continue to move forward without a hitch.

Thank you – and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you again in the future! 

– Caleb

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18 Responses to “Leaving Microsoft”

  1. 1 Anonymous

    Good Gravy! We all wish you he very best, of course! Anything you need, just mention it and I’ll be there.

    -giovanni

  2. 2 Anonymous

    You will be missed.

    -Harold

  3. 3 Anonymous

    Missed indeed.

    -Shane

  4. 4 Anonymous

    Caleb, it’s been awesome working with you (allthough far too brief) and I’m sure we’re just getting started in our collaborations together.

  5. 5 Anonymous

    Duh, previous post by Chris Bernard, User Experience Evanglelist and peer of Caleb.

  6. 6 Anonymous

    Caleb,
    I wish you the best and I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Sean – Tulsa DNUG

  7. 7 Anonymous

    I know what it is…you’ve been reading up on how awesome it is to live up in Canada and are working on getting your Canadian citizenship!

    “And the white house burned burned burned…”
    😉

    D’Arcy from Winnipeg
    http://www.geekswithblogs.com/dlussier

  8. 8 Anonymous

    Caleb,
    You will be missed, I hope you are staying in the area anyway… Any idea who will replace you?

    Cos – OKCDNDG

  9. 9 Anonymous

    How could you not mention this!! Sneaky sneaky, Caleb. Is this because Firewater closed?

  10. 10 Anonymous

    Oh, that was from Lindsay, karaoke genius

  11. 11 Anonymous

    No replacement will be equal. I look forward to catching up with you next time the opportunity presents itself.

    Take care,
    Dave O’Hara (DDNUG)

  12. 12 Anonymous

    That sucks. You were a good at the job.

  13. 13 Anonymous

    Caleb,
    I didn’t work with you long but I am sorry to see you go.

  14. 14 Anonymous

    You staying in the Dallas area or moving on to Greener pasteurs (blast you for not having a comment spell checker)…

  15. 15 Anonymous

    Most likely staying in the DFW area. We like it here!

  16. 16 Anonymous

    Hey Caleb – very best wishes for you as you move on… I’m sure you’ll do very well no matter where you end up.

    Cheers,
    Derek Featherstone

  17. 17 Anonymous

    Boy am I surprised. Just as I was about to ask for your help with my MSDN Universal subscription:)

    Robert Diete
    rdieter@embedtech.com
    TDNUG member

  18. 18 Anonymous

    Boy am I surprised. Just as I was about to ask for your help with my MSDN Universal subscription:)

    Robert Diete
    rdieter@embedtech.com
    TDNUG member


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