March 1st, I will start my new job at Mindquarry as VP Marketing.
Mindquarry’s Open Source product is enterprise social software, simply called “Mindquarry”. It supports spontaneous collaboration by including a Wiki, task tracker, file management, etc. The software is MPL licensed, version 1.0 will soon be available to the public. There’s an early access program available upon request.
The company was founded in 2006, it is located in Potsdam, Germany close to Berlin. The main investor is HP Ventures of SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.
I’ll be in charge of strategic and operational marketing and community relations.
What I like most about this new job is:
- I move from an Enterprise 1.0 Open Source company (eZ Systems and its eZ Publish ECM) to an Enterprise 2.0 Open Source company (Mindquarry).
- Having 5 years of PHP programming experience, I am now looking forward towards working for a Java company. Although programming is not part of my job, I am very interested in digging deep into the code to really understand the application’s inner workings.
I actually have known one of Mindquarry’s co-founders for a few years via internet: Lars Trieloff. We only recently met in person. His expertise always impressed me.
At this cross road of my professional life, I would like to especially thank the following persons who always supported me:
- Zak Greant
- Georg Richter
- Aleksander Farstad
Thanks guys! And of course, thanks to my wife, my biggest supporter 🙂