Goodbye and Hello!

After (nearly) five years at Microsoft, I have left to take  a position ashome change for a goldfish to a better place XAML Evangelist at Telerik.  

My experiences at Microsoft were terrific, and I had the opportunity to meet and come to know some great and very bright folks. 

I had the chance to work with the Silverlight community from its formative days, and to see XAML become a crucial markup language for Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone 7 and much more.

Now I am very much looking forward to my new job  at Telerik, where my focus will be on all things XAML: Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone and Windows 8.


Like many of you, I’ve not only been blown away by the Telerik controls, but I’ve been impressed by the culture at Telerik.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time with Telerik evangelists at conferences, and consider some to be personal friends.  My recent talk at DevReach in Bulgaria gave me the opportunity to visit their world headquarters and meet some of the senior management.   In addition, I’m looking forward to working with Chris Sells who also recently moved from Microsoft to Telerik. 

I need your help

I’m going to continue to speak at user groups and conferences and to blog and in general to interact with the community. Part of that, for example, will be contributing to Telerik’s XAMLflix blog series.  As I do, please let me know what you like about Telerik’s XAML products and what you don’t like, what we should do more of and what new things we should be doing.

Telerik already has forums, online customer support, blog posts and voting – please continue to use those, but in addition,  feel free to reach out to me directly about Telerik’s XAML products. or @jesseliberty (twitter)

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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