Bitter-sweet farewell

I am very sad today. As I always am in these bitter-sweet moments when I see smart, passionate and very talented people leave my team or even leave the company. You share a lot of memories with them, the good and the bad. I am not sure in which category the “12-hour customer upgrades” or the “huge outage at 3am in the morning” fall. Probably in both…

It’s even more sad that these goodbyes were not necessary. If only their potential would have been recognised and their talents been used in a proper way.

But I am also excited at the same time. These extraordinary people have an opportunity to broaden their horizon, to grow and to learn new things. That makes this departure so bitter-sweet.

The other side of the ocean

On May 2nd I started my new job with the Axeda GmbH here in Germany. The parent company, the Axeda Corporation, invited me over to the United States for two weeks to get to know the company headquarters, my new co-workers and of course the IT infrastructure we will maintain in both countries.

It was my first visit to the US, and it was really great! I hope there will be many more visits in the future.