Blogging Again

By Gavin McKenzie at 05:09 PM | Blogging Again

My relationship with blogging is complicated.

In 2004 I was an Adobe employee, working out of my home office in Ottawa for a team anchored in the San Jose head office. Adobe, at the time, didn't have employees officially blogging about their work, unlike many of its peers in the commercial software business. Macromedia had a strong blogging culture, but it would be another year before Macromedia would become part of Adobe.

While my work at Adobe was focused on document metadata extraction and contributing to the W3C Semantic Web activity, I decided to take on the challenge of building an official Adobe corporate blogging initiative. After nearly a year of collaboration with great people from Adobe's legal, marketing, and IT departments, I published the first blog post on August 15th 2005. Between the launch date and the end of the year, when I left Adobe, I published only one other blog post.

Fast forward to 2008, and I was working with 4Point Solutions, delivering custom Adobe LiveCycle solutions to 4Point customers. Again, in addition to my regular work, I was helping to build another corporate blog. In September 2008, 4Point's Director of Marketing Sarah Samplonius made the first post to the 4Point blog. While a handful of people write regularly for the 4Point blog, you won't find any posts on the 4Point blog from me.

Thus, I have a history of helping other people blog, while publishing nothing of my own. It can only get better.

Angry Pumpkin Blog

One of the key differences between today and years past is that I now have my own company, focused on building mobile app solutions. In the past, all of my work was performed for other companies under non-disclosure.

While I am still performing mobile app development for others under non-disclosure, this blog will be a place for providing updates on upcoming releases of my own Angry Pumpkin branded products, and to share general information and links related to developing mobile applications.


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