Geeknet (LNUX) Director of SourceForge.net, Ross Turk, Laid Off
"...we effected a staff reduction of eighteen people primarily across engineering and sales to better manage expenses until media revenue begins to grow..." Source: November 8, 2008 Motley Fool. Ross Turk's Twitter Blog...
"...Flying to TX again today, this time for my #alcatel-lucent new hire orientation Sad about my new winxp laptop, but otherwise very excited!
3:45 AM Dec 21st from TweetDeck
@beachmark It's a new job :) I'm doing community work for Alcatel-Lucent now!
5:05 AM Dec 16th from Nambu in reply to beachmark
@irabinovitch It's for the applications enablement division. I'm going to be helping developers write apps against mobile/telco APIs.
@Sir_Gallantmon I dunno! I'm just getting acquainted. You can probably learn more from the wikipedia article than from me right now. :)
1:49 PM Dec 15th from Nambu in reply to Sir_Gallantmon
I've known for a while, but I didn't want to say anything while there were still things that could go wrong.
@Sir_Gallantmon Not exactly - SourceForge downsized, doesn't have a dedicated community outreach position anymore.
1:41 PM Dec 15th from Nambu in reply to Sir_GallantmonI start my new job one week from today. I'm going to be the Director, Developer Community Outreach and Evangelism for Alcatel-Lucent. Yay!
1:38 PM Dec 15th from Nambu1:33 PM Dec 15th from Nambu3:00 AM Nov 18th from TwitterrificFYI, my VA/SourceForge/Geeknet email is now disabled - the new one is ross at rossturk.com. Have a good weekend!
11:00 AM Nov 14th from Nambu@johnmark SAP has OSS efforts? :)
6:33 AM Nov 7th from Nambu in reply to netllama@garethgreenaway I have a few good leads. On the whole, the job of finding a job has been the most satisfying work I've done in a while.
4:49 AM Nov 7th from Nambu in reply to garethgreenawayJust had my last visit to the #sourceforge office. I barely made it out of there without falling apart..I am really going to miss them.
12:24 AM Nov 6th from Nambu in reply to beachmarkRT @sourceforge: Our corporate parent changed its name to Geeknet. Here's a top 10 list of names we didn't choose.http://bit.ly/34jmpM
6:22 AM Nov 4th from Nambu in reply to netllama@galvao thanks man! I will let everyone know where I land, for sure.
5:27 AM Nov 4th from Twitterrific in reply to galvao@galvao SourceForge has reduced it's force. My last day is next Friday!
3:59 AM Nov 4th from Twitterrific in reply to fusion94LAX to SFO for SourceForge, for the last time! Come see me tomorrow at Apachecon, I'm talking about FOSS and business.
3:37 AM Nov 4th from Twitterrific9:55 AM Oct 29th from Nambu in reply to NadjaB@beachmark Yeah. Not sure where I'm heading yet, SourceForge is downsizing and it was a bit of a surprise
8:23 AM Oct 29th from Nambu in reply to beachmark@jeffreymcmanus Yeah, my resume is at http://tr.im/DnzJ
4:41 AM Oct 29th from Nambu in reply to jeffreymcmanus@hunleyd Right now it feels more on the sad side :P
4:32 AM Oct 29th from Nambu in reply to sarafordI just realized that by the time I'm gone, I will have spent nearly a third of my life at SourceForge. Crazy.
4:27 AM Oct 29th from Nambu3:47 AM Oct 28th from Nambu in reply to hunleyd@pdhanda In this case, it's kind of confusing.
3:33 AM Oct 28th from Nambu in reply to pdhanda
Wow. Big news for me today..."
Source: Ross Turk's Twitter Blog