The new Gig — Now at Infoblox

quick note since I’ve got nine zillion things going on and no time…

I started the new gig this morning. I’m now the Technical Manager for Bloxtools at Infoblox in Santa Clara, California. Myself and my new cohort in crime (who will play the part of Community Manager) are coming in to support and build a community around these tools, and to help define a plan for for enhancing the tools and making them a more powerful and useful part of the Infoblox products suite.

What’s this mean? well, when we figure it out, we’ll know. Part of what made this an irresistible challenge was that it’s really a blank slate; great challenge, great opportunity. And it’s going to allow me to help build a new community from scratch, which I was looking to do, and get back more to my roots and be more technical than I was at HP.

Everyone I’ve met so far has been great, the company feels like a nice, comfortable fit, we don’t have CEOs randomly blowing up divisions because he’s bored, and I get to go off and figure out a bunch of stuff. I’m going to be busy for a while, but in a good way.

And then there was the money… Which frankly, HP was rather reluctant to part with, even going back 18 months when I first had that discussion with Ben and Dion…

More on all of this when I have time, and a chance to start figuring out the details…