Fare Thee Well ROC City
It is with both a heavy and hopeful heart that I am here to tell you the news Rochester. I am proud of what has been accomplished here, what has been built here--personally and professionally--and I am going to miss you very much when I move to Raleigh in early 2016.
This will come as a shock to some of you who have seen me as more-or-less a fixture in the Upstate NY Hacker community for well over a decade now (Sans a few campaign seasons in the Capitol and NYC.) For others, it will be no surprise at all.
I remember the moment it changed for me. It was really nothing all that monumental, all I did was take my employee badge and swipe through a turnstyle, but I might as well have walked through the door in the back of the wardrobe. It was the first time that I had felt like a Red Hatter, walking into Red Hat. I felt like I belonged. It felt like home.
I cannot wait to open the book on this new chapter. Thank you ROC City, you will always have my heart.