Archives for May 2012
I’m happy to announce that I’ve taken a new position at IBM developerWorks as the acquisitions editor and producer for security. I’ll be developing the site’s content plan for covering all aspects of IT security, including secure software engineering, IT operations security, risk management, regulatory compliance, and cybersecurity. In my new role I’ll be writing articles, editing, producing video, and podcasting.
So yeah, basically it’s my dream job.
My first project in developerWorks is a new blog, the IT Security Zone. I’d like to ask all my friends and family to help me spread word about it by going to the site, liking it on Facebook, following it on Twitter, subscribing to the email newsletter, etc.
It took me literally over a year to land this job. I heard about this group in developerWorks through a chance encounter with a work colleague at a book reading event last May. I reached out to that group in email a few days later and have been doing what I can to help them and build that relationship over time. So thanks to all of you, (you now who you are), who supported me in that effort.
I have to say that I would not have this job if it had not been for the support of the IBM management in both my old and new positions. It took no less than four different managers over the course of a year to actively support my move to this new job. My move caused them much personal and organizational inconvenience, and yet every single one of them supported me. Likewise, the managers in my new group had to work hard to make a business case to get me into the organization. This is the fourth major career change I’ve had at IBM. I’m happy to say that IBM has always Done The Right Thing every time I wanted to make a change. This time was the most challenging and difficult and I truly appreciate the company’s culture and values. My sincere thanks to all the IBM managers who made this happen for me.