Catching Up On Things… New Degree, New Job, New City

Many of you know I’ve been working on my MBA here in Las Vegas for the last couple of years. I’m happy to announce that I’m very nearly finished with it, and graduate on Saturday! With that accomplished, there are some changes coming for me. First, I’m glad to say that my wife and I are moving back to Austin, Texas. We lived there for a long time before coming out to Vegas, and it’s great to feel like we are going back home.

Second, I’ve also joined the Wireless Industry Partnership as their new community manager! I’ve known Caroline Lewko from WIP for a long time and have a tremendous amount of respect for her, and I’m honored that she asked me to join her team. I’ll be working to build and support WIP’s community of developers and helping to carry out WIP’s mission of making developers as successful as they can be. I’m excited about the opportunity here, and I’m glad to be doing it as a part of WIP!

To that end, there are some events I want to tell you about — and if you’re in the neighborhood, stop in and say hi:
– On Wednesday June 9, I’ll be at the WIPJam in Berlin, that’s a part of the IT-Profits show. We’re currently working on the agenda, and we’re looking for some input on what developers want to hear about. If you submit your ideas to us by May 9, you could get a free pass to the event (a EUR99 value)!
– A few days later, on June 12, I’ll be in London for the Vodafone Betavine Mobile Technology for Social Entrepreneurs event. It’s part of the Betavine Social Exchange efforts, focused on using mobile technology to solve challenges in developing nations.
– I won’t be there, but the rest of the WIP team will be in Singapore for CommunicAsia, where they’ll be holding another WIPJam on June 16.

I’d also like to thank all of our lovely MH readers for your attention and support, your insights, emails, comments, conversations and connections have been a huge help to me!

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