mark nottingham

And Now for Something Completely Different

Friday, 27 January 2006


For the past three and a half years, I’ve learned a lot, had a tremendous amount of fun, and made some really good friends working at BEA Systems in the Office of the CTO. I’ve also enjoyed working with the great people at WS-I and in the W3C’s Web Services Working Groups (particularly, the folks in Web Services Addressing).

However, all good things must come to an end, and I want to get my hands a little dirtier than they’ve been recently, and I’d like to get back to using plain old* Web technology. Which is why I’ve accepted an offer from Yahoo! to come and help build a services layer for a bunch of their properties, using HTTP (what some people might call RESTfully).

Starting Monday, I’ll be working with a great team of people to see how far we can push Web technologies.

Needless to say, I’m really excited about this. I look forward to reporting back about what’s happening.


Darren Self said:

Congratulations on the new job Mark! I know the WS-I meetings won’t seem quite the same without you there. Wishing you all the very best for the future, and many more “Monkey’s Lunch’s” - Darren

Friday, January 27 2006 at 4:06 AM

Hans Gerwitz said:

Congrats! You alone lend more credibility to Yahoo! than many of their Web 2.0 acquisitions.

Saturday, January 28 2006 at 9:03 AM

Paul Downey said:

Yeah, here’s some virtual congratulations to go with the real ones from last week :-) I’m actually excited for you, too, and as they say: “a change is as good as a REST”!

Saturday, January 28 2006 at 9:25 AM

Mark Baker said:

Congrats! What took you so long? 8-)

Saturday, January 28 2006 at 12:09 PM

Mark Little said:

Congratulations and good luck in the new job.


Monday, January 30 2006 at 2:06 AM

Danny Weitzner said:

Way to go, Mark. Great news for Yahoo and great news for the Web.

Monday, January 30 2006 at 7:48 AM

Ian said:

Congratulations Mark! Does this move you closer to Sunnyvale? If so, lets have lunch once you’re settled into your new offices!


Monday, January 30 2006 at 12:34 PM

karl said:

I just added you to the long list ;) Congratulations

Tuesday, January 31 2006 at 5:35 AM

Marc g said:

Congratulations, sounds right up your alley. Having made a similar transition recently I hope this works out as well for you as it has for me. I’m sure our paths will wind up crossing again in your new role.

Tuesday, January 31 2006 at 7:56 AM

William Henry said:

Congratulations Mark! I missed this on Friday but when an e-mail I sent to you today bounced I thought I’d better check your blog!

Exciting times. Best wishes with your new position and please keep in touch.

William Henry

Tuesday, January 31 2006 at 11:14 AM