Leaving Microsoft


Dear Fiends and Colleagues,


Yesterday, Jan 5th 2007, was my last day at Microsoft. The email that my manager sent out probably says it best:


“Please join me in saying goodbye to Caleb Jenkins whose last day with Microsoft is today Friday, January 5th.  I know we will all miss Caleb’s passion and enthusiasm for developers and our evangelism business.  Please join me in thanking him for his contributions to our team and in wishing him the very best in his future endeavors!”


First, let me say what an honor and privilege that it has been to work and serve with so many of you as the South Central Microsoft DE for the last year and a half. Second, what’s next for Caleb? I’m not exactly sure what an ex-Microsoft employee like me is going to do. I’m sure that I will still be involved in the community, still enjoy spending time with my family, and probably spend less time on the road. 😉 I’m pretty much keeping my option open. There are several options that are open to me, none that I am able to talk about… yet.


I wanted to take a minute and address some of the different community projects and areas that I was working on to make sure that those continue to move forward without a hitch.



Thank you – and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you again in the future! 

– Caleb


About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, DevelopingUX.com and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email