I created my first account on CodePlex back in January 2006, over 4 years ago, when the site was still in an alpha internal-only preview. Shortly after playing with the initial UI, I sent the CodePlex team a 15 page document on all the UI suggestions I had. Little did I know that just a couple years later I would be reviewing the CodePlex UI as my day job. Needless to say, I’ve felt like a member of the team for a very long time.
This Friday, February 5, will be my last day as the Program Manager for CodePlex. I’ve accepted a position as Developer Evangelist at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus in California. You can follow my adventures on my MSDN blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford.
It’s been a tremendous experience being the PM for Microsoft’s Open Source project hosting site, watching almost 11,000 new open source projects get created since I officially joined the team in October 2007. I want to thank everyone in the CodePlex community for such a fascinating 4 years.
And since it is Carnival back home in New Orleans, I’ll leave you all with “Laissez-les bons temps rouler! Geaux Saints!”