An Aphelion

Submitted by Robert MacLean on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 09:42

Aphelion is the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is farthest from the Sun.

-- Wikipedia

Tomorrow, July 31st will mark an aphelion in my career – I am leaving BBD today after 5 fantastic years in the ATC team.


This was not a simple decision to make, BBD is not only an amazing company but some of my best friends work there. The ATC team has enabled me do a very special job where I did desk research, guidance to many customers & teams within BBD, key customer engagements & promotion of the company – all of that was amazingly fun and grew me in the most wondrous ways (including growing my waist - damn you free vending machines).

So if everything is awesome there, why leave? Because I have a unique and amazing opportunity to build something on a scale that being in a team that is internally focused would not ever enable me to have.


Where am I heading? Aphelion (see what I did there – loads of jokes that you didn’t get until the end, now re-read this from the start & laugh heartily with me… sigh, that joke isn’t as funny as I hoped, and doesn’t make much sense). I’ll talk more about the company & work I am involved in at a later date.

How does this change my involvement in x?

Where x is

It doesn’t – that all remains the same! In fact the people at Aphelion are regular speakers at events, run their own user groups & there is already a MVP working there, so I expect to feel very much at home there!