30 Apr

Farewell Alfresco and thank you for making it real

What a journey folks!

As you may or may not know, today is my last day at Alfresco (Hyland) and it is probably the latest day working with the platform as well.

Everything started in 2012 (Alfresco version 3.4) and since then I spent days, nights and even holidays developing solutions as well as products, writing hundreds of blog posts, tweets, LinkedIn articles and presentations, webinars, in-person events all over Europe as well as working with community-edition partners, official partners, big and small customers and professional on independent big/small projects.

I have been a lucky person because following this amazing platform and its community of enthusiasts, I made it real to follow a passion and Alfresco (as the Company) allowed me to reach that dream.

I met people from all over the world and I have been part of the Team working on the platform, in all the roles that I loved most (developer experience and relations). I worked (and had a lot of fun) with smart people from the Community of Developers that I respect from a technical and personal point of view.

Alfresco (in-person) Hackathon in Brussels 2014
Alfresco (in-person) Hackathon in Brussels 2014

Today I’m not the same person that I was in 2012. Not only from a professional point of view, but also from a personal point of view. This is what I will take with me, and this is what I’m most grateful to all of you as individuals as well as alfrescans.

Farewell Alfresco.

It is incredibly hard to build a great platform as Alfresco is, but it’s close to magic to find great people as part of a unique ecosystem as it is for the amazing Alfresco Community (outside and inside the Company).

Note added the 29th of April:

Today’s Alfresco reunion on Zoom with almost 40 “old” and “new” alfrescans from inside and outside the Company, has been simply fantastic and made me happy. This is the best gift I could have received for my farewell to this work and life experience. Thank you all.