New Adventures for a Technology Adventurer

Over the past year and a half I’ve had the great privilege of working with some really amazing people and projects at Typesafe. I’m a huge fan of the Typesafe Platform and I’ve really enjoyed being part of Activator, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Slick, and the Reactive Manifesto. But at heart I’m a Technology Adventurer who loves to learn and create new things. Now it is time for me to embark on a new adventure at Salesforce.com where I will be helping create something new.

I’ve been doing IT & Ops since ’97 and been writing code for over 20 years. I joined Typesafe because I knew the future of software development would be built around a stellar developer experience that didn’t sacrifice the servers’ experiences. The Typesafe Platform is the best-in-class platform, optimizing for both of these. I will not just continue to be a user of these technologies but also an enthusiastic evangelist.

The Typesafe technologies are really taking off and I’m incredibly privileged to have been a part of that explosion. I’m definitely saddened that I won’t be directly involved in the next phase of that adventure but I’m also excited for the adventure that lies ahead at Salesforce.com where things like Heroku, GoInstant, and Salesforce1 are providing new and exciting ways for developers to build engaging apps.

I’m really looking forward to this new adventure! Stay tuned!

  • Sean

    Good luck James!

  • Josh Long

    Good luck buddy! And congrats!

  • Jeff Brown

    Best of luck James. Have fun!

  • Keith

    I’m impressed (again) James, wherever I turn (Heroku, Akka etc) you’ve already been there for a significant amount of time. It’s impossible for us mortals to keep up with you.