Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Some more DevCo info

I had the honor of being interviewed by Huw Collingbourne, the editor of Bitwise Magazine.  It got a little long, but if you've been reading this blog for any length of time, I've been known to get a little wordy ;-).

Friday, May 26, 2006

Questions, comments, suggestions, smart remarks...

Michael Swindell, DevCo Director of Product Management, has just posted this blog entry publishing several new email addresses so that the ommunity can send in company name ideas, company suggestions, and just ask some general questions surrounding the whole IDE product spin-off.

Send a message to for your company name ideas.
Send a message to for your ideas and suggestions.
Send a message to with any questions and concerns.

Michael and I (and maybe others) will cull through these messages and post some of the more common ones and our responses to the various blogs.  So stay tuned.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Even more "DevCo"/Developer Tools Group openings!

As I mentioned in this post, some more job openings should be appearing soon on the Borland careers site.  Well they have and there is even a couple of non-intern positions.  One very interesting position is the C++Builder/Developer Studio Product Manager.  This is a very, very important position.  If you feel like you're qualified based on the job description, please send your resume'/CV.

C++Builder/Developer Studio Product Manager
Build/Localization Engineer
R&D Intern
QA Intern

So that's another four openings since my last posting.  In total the "DevCo"/Developer Tools Group now has officially opened 15 personel requisitions!

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Some more "DevCo"/Developer Tools Group openings

Here's some more jobs that are available here in Scotts Valley, CA:

Install/Integration Engineer
R&D Engineer IV

So far that is 11 total jobs as listed on the Borland careers page.  There are three (3) more intern positions that should be opening up and appearing on the careers site.  Just to clarify, all the jobs listed here and here, are in Scotts Valley, CA.  Also, depending upon when when they are filled, these positions will initially be hired on as Borland employees and then transfer to whatever company they become as "DevCo" or the Borland Developer Tools Group.

Friday, May 5, 2006

Interns and other positions opening up.

As I mentioned in this post, we have a number of Intern positions open within the development organization for "DevCo" or the Developer Tools Group here at Borland.  Well, they've started showing up on Borland's career page.  The specific ones available are:

Integration Intern
Integration Intern
QA Intern

There are also a number of R&D positions open as well:

R&D Engineer III
R&D Engineer IV
R&D Staff Engineer

Finally, some Documentation and QA positions:

Technical Writer IV
Technical Writer IV
QA Engineer II

Please do not post inquiries here or send resume's directly to me.  Use the above links and follow the directions on those site.  If you send your resume' to me... chances are it'll get lost.

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Rehire surfaces

So it looks like Steve Shaughnessy has finally surfaced and has started blogging.  The great thing is that this post explains his reasons for coming back to the Borland Developer Tools Group (aka."DevCo").  Please help make Steve feel welcome and be prepared for some great things!  Oh, and don't worry about the template right now, that'll soon be fixed to remove the BorCon 2004 references if it hasn't already.

Borland announces "DevCo" progress..

In a press release yesterday, Borland intermixed a bit of information regarding the progress toward spinning-out "DevCo."  As a matter of fact, it referred to our group as the "Developer Tools Group."  Here's an excerpt:

"Borland announced on February 8, 2006 the intention to divest its Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) product lines. Nigel Brown, previously vice president of Borland EMEA, has been appointed general manager of Borland's internally formed Developer Tools Group. This group now consists of approximately 180 Borland employees, with sales, marketing and product teams working independently within the Company. The divesture process is proceeding according to schedule and attracting a strong number of qualified bidders. Borland is working to have a buyer identified within the next several months."

So the thing I'd like to highlight is "attracting a strong number of qualified bidders." This should be seen as very good news!  Another thing to note about this process is that it "is proceeding according to schedule."  Yesterday, they held a company meeting to roll out the information in the press-release to the Borland employees.  It was very surreal for me.  I've been to many, many company meetings throughout my 14+ years at Borland, both good and bad.  This one was markedly different.  I really felt as if I was sitting in on some other company's meeting.  I felt a little out of place.  Maybe this is just because the Developer Tools Group is really beginning to feel like a different entity.  Maybe I've already psycologically severed my connection with Borland and am now squarely focused on making "DevCo" the success I know it can be.  To me this is a good sign.

For the record, the other information in that press release about job cutbacks doesn't apply to the Developer Tools Group.  In fact, we're still actively hiring for some key positions.  We've also now have an intership program in its infancy.  The next several months are going to be an exciting time!