Leaving PayPal was the single most difficult decision I’ve had to make in my career. I am really going to miss the incredible people and the endless opportunities that I’ve been blessed with over the last 15 months. It’s been one great experience after another and I am truly sorry I had to leave. The good news is that Kimberly Blessing of WaSP is taking over the Web Development Platform helm at PayPal and there are few people better than Kimberly at evangelizing Web standards in large corporate environments. It’s comforting to know that the work I started at PayPal will be taken to all new heights under her watch.
And now on to the next adventure. The team at LinkedIn has welcomed me with open arms. It’s so nice to be back in a startup environment and I’m excited to jump into social networking with both feet. When I started building a structured resume almost a year ago, I never imagined it would lead to this. I can’t tell you how stoked I am to have the opportunity to work on hResume and other microformats. I hope to have a little more time to write about my work in that area so stay tuned!