In early 2010, I was elected by fellow marketing team members to lead the marketing team. I've been grateful for the support and have thoroughly enjoyed everyone's participation in the team as we moved forward. And on a personal level, I've had the real pleasure to meet so many of you in person across the globe. You are all so amazingly energized and hard-working.
Times have moved forward since those early days. This is truly an empowered marketing team and so many of you have a clearer definition of what your roles are when it comes to supporting and marketing the openSUSE Project. For me, the evolution is stunning. But that's not to say we don't have more work to do. Of course, there's still more opportunities to build stronger campaigns, effective organization and highly visible awareness of the Project to the world. But these are ongoing things that will always have "opportunities for improvement."
I've loved working with so many of you. But at the same time, I have expended many hours of my life on this and I need to start taking care of myself and addressing my own needs as well. I am also beginning a job search. I took two years off from work to give openSUSE my full-time attention and now I need to give Bryen my full time attention. Therefore, with the launch of 12.1, I will step down from my role as Marketing Team lead.
But this doesn't mean that I'll be gone! :-) Far from it, I'll still be around and helping out and supporting the openSUSE Project in any way that I can.
So let's keep that openSUSE Fire burning and thank you all for giving me such a rewarding experience.
Bryen M Yunashko