well, yet another team member has left
Magnus Hiie, went to Teleport
December 29 was the official last day of my employment at Skype/Microsoft. Having joined Skype in 2006, I worked at the various Skype offices (Tallinn, Estonia; Tartu, Estonia; Brisbane, California; Palo Alto, California) over 6 years, and finally ended up moving from the Microsoft Skype division to the Microsoft Technical Strategy Incubation Group where I developed parts of a yet unreleased managed operating system for 2 years in Mountain View, California. This makes it almost 9 years I have stayed in an organization, which has been the longest so far for me.
I saw Skype grow from a startup (it had been acquired by eBay, but still had the startup culture) to a division of one of the largest companies in the world. During the startup era, I saw passion which I hope I can see more of in the future years.
During the last two years I was part of an amazing team that built what I thought would categorically change the landscape of operating systems. I learned from this very experienced team in almost all areas of software engineering. From this team I will miss most the meticulous focus on quality and the open communication of merits of both software design choices and implementation details.