Friday October 30th was my last working day at HPLabs after 20+ years with HP, most of that in the research labs. I’m not going to introspect too much on the event itself – the reasons for the large-scale changes in staffing are for HPL management not me to discuss. Suffice to say that Jena will continue, and indeed become more open, and the current Jena team members will continue to contribute to the platform, albeit from different host organizations. For me personally, alongside a number of ex-HP colleagues I’ll be moving to a new Linked Open Data startup named Epimorphics. More details on what that involves in due course! However, after a long time in corporate R&D for a very large organization, I’m very much looking forward to working for a company that is smaller (but with big ambitions) and more agile.
In the meantime, it does mean that I can no longer be reached on my old email
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