Sometimes opportunities come along that you just can't pass up. Such as the case for me these days; I'll be leaving my job as Community Development Manager at SourceForge for a job at Engine Yard as the PHP Community Manager. As you might have heard, Engine Yard recently acquired Orchestra, and as such, is making a splash in the PHP space. (This is awesome on so many levels.) I am extremely lucky to be on Randall Thomas's team (@daksis for those who don't know him), whom I had the great pleasure of meeting in person last year at JRubyConf. Not only will I get to work with Randall, I will be working closely with the Orchestra team; a group of collective awesomeness. WOOT! I kind of feel like I'm "coming home" to my PHP community, and that makes me really happy. And not just the "Hey, I didn't spill anything on myself today" kind of happy, but the "I need to high five the shit out of someone" kind of happy. You've all been warned.
I've greatly enjoyed working with the folks at Geeknet, and have met some *very* smart people along the way. Incidentally, they are now in need of a "Community Growth Hacker" for SourceForge, so if this sounds like something that might be of interest to you, by all means, let them know! They are a terrific group of people.
I will say goodbye to Geeknet on October 9, hello to Engine Yard on October 17, and in between, I'll spend some time at Brooklyn Beta. You'll also see my smiling face at PHPNW, and probably ZendCon, so I hope to get a chance to chat with you. I want to hear what's new with *you*!