Thursday, 13 September 2012
I’ve spent the last year working at Rackspace, and it’s been quite a ride. However, I joined there thinking that our work on HTTP was winding down.
Turns out, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only is HTTP/2.0 happening, but there’s a lot of exciting new work on HTTP “APIs” to do.
“The Rack” was very supportive of my work, but I’ve felt conflicted about spending so much time working on HTTP when it’s not part of the company’s mission; they’re all heads-down working on OpenStack (as they should be!). I’ve made a lot of friends there in the past year, and the last thing I wanted to do was to let them down.
As a result, I started looking around for a better match for what I want to do. In particular, I was looking for somewhere to support me throughout the work we’re just starting on HTTP/2.0, and also to continue the development of HTTP API infrastructure and specs, and to do so as part of their core mission.
After looking around and talking to a bunch of folks (thanks to everyone for their time!), I found a company that had great alignment with my goals.
It just so happens that I’ve already worked there.
The first time around, I didn’t even have this blog, so lots has changed, both for Akamai and for me. It should be fun; stay tuned.