Saturday, September 8, 2012

Turning Over a New Leaf

Last month I said good bye to a fantastic career at WSO2. I joined WSO2 on April 2009 as a Software Engineer and worked my way up the ladder to become a Senior Technical Lead. Most of my time at WSO2 was spent on WSO2 ESB, WSO2's flagship product. I also contributed to Carbon, the core platform on which all WSO2 products are built, and also implemented a number of cross cutting features which are currently used in multiple WSO2 product offerings. Towards the latter part of my WSO2 career I was mostly working on improving the REST support in WSO2 platform and implementing the WSO2 API Manager product. The WSO2 API Manager 1.0 release that went out in early August marked the end of my career at WSO2 (at least for the next few years).
My time at WSO2 has been a great learning experience. I learned and mastered  a variety of technologies like Web Services, SOA, cloud computing and API management. I got to travel to many countries and had the privilege of  meeting and working with some of the largest IT organizations in the world. Above all I had a lot of fun working with the team WSO2. It's truly a great organization with some of the smartest and coolest people I've ever had the privilege of working with.
This month I'm starting my Computer Science graduate studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. I'll be doing distributed systems research with prof. Chandra Krintz at UCSB Mayhem lab and RACE lab. Popular open source cloud platforms like Eucalyptus and AppScale were originally designed and developed in these labs, and so currently I'm spending some time on getting up to speed on these platforms. You will see me blogging about these technologies time to time over the next few days. Wish me luck :)


riccardo said...

Congratulation for your career and lot of luck for the future, you are surely a brilliant mind. Best wishes

Hiranya Jayathilaka said...

Thanks Riccardo.