hope everybody have had a great Christmas and is looking forward to tonight. Likely you’ll read this on Monday and I hope you have had a nice new years eve as well.
For me it was a year with a bunch of ups and downs and I think everyone of has faced various issues this year. Everybody is talking about the global crisis and the huge economic impact – do we really face this in the IT world? I’m still searching for the answer, but it seems that a great year is on its way!
While I’m writing this – I remember this morning when I woke up. Reading about our Chancellor who’s talking about the next year pretty in a pretty pessimistic way.
I really don’t see this for my personal future. There is a German expression, but even my personal “Aussie” friend can’t translate it. “Mit einem weinenden Auge, mit einem Lachenden Auge” – means that I’m looking into the future with some sad emotions, but also I’m really looking forward and I’m happy about it!
The reason I’m saying this is: I’m leaving netzkern GmbH, the best Sitecore partner , after almost seven years. I started there as a student administrating servers and sorting a bunch of lists. I grew up with this company and they are still growing into a great future. I had the honour to get to know to so many really great guys, and to work with them on aÂ day to day basis. As I already said personally, we faced so many different customers and have had to tackle every single wish. We made it almost every time! It was a pleasure for me.
It was a great time, but at some point in your life you have to change – or you’ll never make a step forward.
With the beginning of 2010, I’ll start my new job as a Solution Architect at Sitecore International! I’ll take care of the German speaking customers as well asÂ partnersÂ and their technical questions. I’ll focus on the Germany / AustriaÂ and Swiss region, butÂ I’ll (hopefully) take care of some international customers as well. (There are also a couple of things going on behind the scenes, stay tuned.)
Remember my sentence about the great year which is on its way. Afters years working with Sitecore as a “Client”, I’ll change to the other side and we’ll push Sitecore to the German speaking market. From now on I can assist Marc Schneider and all the German speaking customers / partners in getting a faster response to their technical related questions and of course wishes!
Okay guys, as I mentioned on my first post on this blog almost two years ago. I’m not the “writer type”. I wish you a happy new year and a good start in 2010! Life is what you make of it, so never give up
See you soon. best Chris