Thirty Years working with these programming tools - Today, June 17, 2015
Eating a wonderful cake this afternoon in Scotts Valley to celebrate my 30 years working with developers and these development tools. So many memories and so much fun programming, building tools, visiting with customers and working with the great teams here at Embarcadero Technologies. The apps we can build today are so far beyond what we could do back when I started at Borland. I met Philippe Kahn at Comdex Las Vegas, November 1983 where he gave me 8" CPM/80 and 5.25" PC-DOS copies of Turbo Pascal version 1.0. I immediately popped the DOS disk into my IBM PC and was hooked. After a job interview on Philipe's sailboat in Monterey Bay in the Spring of 1985, I was offered a job at Borland and started on Monday, June 17, 1985.
Thank you so much PK for that start. Thank you to the tens of thousands of employees and alumni that I have had the priviledge to work with here in Scotts Valley and around the world. Thank you to Wayne Williams and Michael Swindell for continuing to allow me to help our customers.
I am still having so much fun, still learning how to program for new platforms and devices, still writing code after all these years. I am loving it every day.
Huge hugs, thanks and much love to my wife Martha and our three girls Gina, Molly and Emily for allowing me to have this job and this much fun!
The technical fun and innovation never stops! It's amazing what our developers are working on for the future. My advice for a long, happy programming career? Keep writing code every day and enjoy every minute of life with your family, friends and computers :D
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