December 2, 2011

Moving on

Friday is my last day at Sencha.

It’s been a great company to work for, with smart people, valuable products and a vibrant community. It’s not too much to say we’ve really led this year’s growth of interest in mobile web applications, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

But for me, a new challenge. As of Monday, I’ll be Head of Mobile Developer Relations at Facebook.

Not much to say right now – I have a six-week bootcamp to get through – but it’s probably sufficient to say the company also has a few interesting ambitions in mobile.

So, thank you Sencha, for a brilliant experience. And hello Facebook: let’s see what we can do.

Comments (36)

  1. December 2, 2011
    Jeff Bruss said...

    Best of luck James, they clearly know what talent to pursue.

  2. December 2, 2011
    Giulio said...

    that is great James! in dotMobi I did not use to speak much, but I kept reading your blog sometimes :)

    I wish you very the best of luck, well deserved.

  3. December 2, 2011
    Nils Dehl said...

    have a good start and fun with your new challenge

    greetings nils

  4. December 2, 2011
    Steve Souders said...

    Wow – that gig sounds awesome. Great folks there, too. Congratulations!

  5. December 2, 2011
    Joe Marini said...

    Congratulations James! Beers on me when bootcamp is done. :-)

  6. December 2, 2011
    Nick Cairns said...

    Nice gig.

  7. December 2, 2011

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  8. December 2, 2011
    Michael Mullany said...

    Thanks for all your work for Sencha James! You did awesome stuff here, and we wish you the best for your future career!

  9. December 2, 2011

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  10. December 2, 2011
    Donald said...

    Congrats!! And now hopefully the Facebook iOS app will get better in the coming months….

  11. December 2, 2011
    Walter Roth said...

    Congrats James! Super exciting development …

  12. December 2, 2011
    SwamBala said...

    Facebook is lucky huh!
    Sencha is going to miss you.

  13. December 3, 2011
    Tony Perez said...

    Hey maybe now we can get a straight answer if FB is coming out with their own handset!

  14. December 3, 2011

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  15. December 3, 2011
    Johan van de Merwe said...

    Good luck James, I always have appreciated your contributions at Sencha. It gives my confidence that great people are working at Sencha. Let’s hope that both you and them will do well in the future.

  16. December 3, 2011

    [...] Facebook has made an important new hire, bringing in a head of mobile developer relations to help steer the company’s mobile ecosystem in what is sure to be a huge growth period over the next several years. James Pearce, formerly in charge of developer relations at Sencha, has accepted the job and leaving the framework company today, according to post on his personal blog. [...]

  17. December 3, 2011
    Jay said...

    hey James, please bring us some great news about Project Spartan from facebook and other great app development opportunities as well.

  18. December 3, 2011

    [...] Facebook has made an important new hire, bringing in a head of mobile developer relations to help steer the company’s mobile ecosystem in what is sure to be a huge growth period over the next several years. James Pearce, formerly in charge of developer relations at Sencha, has accepted the job and leaving the framework company today, according to post on his personal blog. [...]

  19. December 4, 2011

    [...] Pearce wrote in his personal blog: Friday is my last day at Sencha. [...]

  20. December 4, 2011
    Doug Hendricks said...

    Thanks for your efforts, vigor, and sensational outlooks on where we’re all going with mobility.

    Cheers!

  21. December 4, 2011
    Peter Kellner said...

    Good luck in your new gig! You may need a few more gears now.

  22. December 4, 2011
    David Kaneda said...

    You will be missed at Sencha, but wish you all the best at the book of faces. I have no doubt you’ll kill it wherever you are — Working together has been a privilege, sir.

  23. December 4, 2011
    dedunu said...

    good luck friend!!

  24. December 5, 2011
    Moprit said...

    Thanks James. Good luck with new challenge.

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  26. December 6, 2011
    Sidney Maestre said...

    Congrats James! All the best on your next challenge.

  27. December 6, 2011
    Satya said...

    Good luck James :)

  28. December 10, 2011
    Brett Jankord said...

    Congrats! That’s gotta be pretty exciting. I’m curious how does one get a job with Facebook. Did they seek you out, or vice versa? Hope you can continue to share your wealth of knowledge!

  29. December 14, 2011
    UbuntuPenguin said...

    Congratulations. I just got into Sencha Touch a few weeks ago when I learned of the demise of Flex. Your tutorials were VERY interesting in helping me get off the ground and into the framework.

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  31. April 2, 2012

    Congrats, James….

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