I titled this blog “Story of Data” with the goal of telling stories based on the enormous quantity of information on software that’s out there but is nearly incomprehensible without context. And I believe I’ve succeeded. I’ve told a ton of data-driven stories spanning software development in all its forms, be it DevOps, Big Data, mobile app dev, or Java app servers. Now it’s time for me to end this story and move on to the next one.
Since starting at RedMonk in 2011, I’ve deeply enjoyed interacting with all of you. It was truly a dream come true — I never imagined I’d be able to combine my weird backgrounds in journalism, science, and software into a single job. Working with the RedMonk crew, both the more public and private folks, has been a pleasure over the years. Huge props to our analysts Steve, James, and the GreenMonk Tom; as well as our account manager Juliane and admin Marcia for all their help and support. And I want to give a big thanks to Steve for the kind send-off.
Finally, thank you all so much for the opportunity. It’s been a blast, especially hanging out with the RedMonk community in person at the Monktoberfest, Monki Gras, and ThingMonk. If you want to reach me in the future, [email protected] works, as does my Twitter handle @dberkholz. As usual, I probably won’t answer my phone so don’t bother calling.
I hope to see you in the future over a beer, coffee, or other tasty beverage. Cheers!
Image credits to Mr T.