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For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
outstanding Unicon family.

I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
to stay involved with open source as time allows.

I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
(and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
-AZ

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Big congratulations Aaron and a big thank you for your consistent, tireless work on various Sakai projects.  Your contributions on really difficult tasks has been phenomenal to watch.  

Best of luck!

Sam


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:
For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
outstanding Unicon family.

I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
to stay involved with open source as time allows.

I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
(and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
-AZ

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Aaron

Huge thanks and congratulations from everyone at the Foundation - your efforts have made a real difference.

Best

Ian

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On 19 Aug 2014, at 14:14, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
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We only disagreed when you were wrong and luckily that wasn't very often. ;-)
-AZ

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Matthew Jones <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Wow, surprising news to me, but sounds like a good opportunity! While you
> and I have sometimes seemed to be at disagreement on technical issues, it
> has always ended up making Sakai better. I've also enjoyed spending time
> with you during and after various conferences through the years. And the 6
> months working together when serving on the PMC as Vice Chair to you was a
> pretty rewarding period for me.
>
> Thanks for all that and more, and I do hope to keep in touch!
>
> -Matthew
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>>
>> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
>> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
>> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
>> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
>> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
>> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
>> outstanding Unicon family.
>>
>> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
>> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
>> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
>> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
>> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>>
>> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
>> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
>> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
>> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
>> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
>> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
>> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
>> -AZ
>>
>> --
>> Aaron Zeckoski - Software Architect - http://tinyurl.com/azprofile
>> _______________________________________________
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>> http://collab.sakaiproject.org/mailman/listinfo/sakai-pmc
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Sorry to hear this, Aaron, though it sounds like a great opportunity for you.  Sakai will definitely miss your contributions and passion.
I wish you well in your new position.

- Mark Norton


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>From: Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]>
>Sent: Aug 19, 2014 9:14 AM
>To: PMC <[hidden email]>, Sakai <[hidden email]>
>Subject: [sakai-pmc] AZ job transition
>
>For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
>I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
>lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
>starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
>This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
>skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
>outstanding Unicon family.
>
>I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
>you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
>analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
>couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
>to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
>I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
>of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
>great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
>(and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
>Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
>opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
>contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
>-AZ
>
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Congratulations Aaron! This is very bitter sweet indeed. Obviously, I wish you the best but you'll be missed. I mean, who's going to send me an email now when I request the community to stop stealing my karma on Stack Overflow ;) But seriously, your work on Sakai has been appreciated and it's been fun getting to hang out at the conferences.

-Bryan


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:56 AM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Sorry to hear this, Aaron, though it sounds like a great opportunity for you.  Sakai will definitely miss your contributions and passion.
I wish you well in your new position.

- Mark Norton


-----Original Message-----
>From: Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]>
>Sent: Aug 19, 2014 9:14 AM
>To: PMC <[hidden email]>, Sakai <[hidden email]>
>Subject: [sakai-pmc] AZ job transition
>
>For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
>I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
>lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
>starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
>This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
>skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
>outstanding Unicon family.
>
>I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
>you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
>analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
>couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
>to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
>I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
>of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
>great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
>(and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
>Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
>opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
>contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
>-AZ
>
>--
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It has been a tremendous pleasure working with you over the years and particularly the more recent collaboration around learning analytics.  It is always great to see people moving onto new challenges and opportunities but you will be missed!

Josh

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From:        Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]>
To:        PMC <[hidden email]>, Sakai <[hidden email]>,
Date:        08/19/2014 09:14 AM
Subject:        [sakai-pmc] AZ job transition
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For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
lead architect for education at Elsevier (
http://www.elsevier.com/)
starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
outstanding Unicon family.

I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
to stay involved with open source as time allows.

I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
(and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
contact method you prefer (
http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
-AZ

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Well Aaron, I can only imagine your jealousy at wanting to have the Sakai Community Coordinator position for yourself so badly that it eventually had to come to something like this (ha ha).

It's been a pleasure working with you, and I appreciate both your technical contributions as well as your non-technical contributions, and your valuable insights.

I'm confident that we will keep in contact and I am happy for you to have this new and exciting opportunity.

Congrats,
Neal


August 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM
For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
outstanding Unicon family.

I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
to stay involved with open source as time allows.

I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
(and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
-AZ


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Apereo Foundation
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Aaron,

Thank you for everything you’ve done for me, both professionally and personally. Since the first time we worked together at the Sakai developer bootcamp at Marist, you’ve assisted me with many different aspects of the Sakai/Apereo community.

But most of all, I am extremely grateful for your efforts in getting me onto the Unicon team, and allowing me to work on a majority of the projects in which you were the lead architect. Your knowledge and patience has allowed me to step up my game in many areas. I owe you big time!

I have had a lot of fun presenting at conferences, working on projects, and just hanging out in general on Google Hangouts, in Phoenix, and in Charlotte with you!

May your future endeavors be exciting and keep in touch! Next time I’m in Charlotte, the moonshine is on me (well not ON me, but in a Mason jar…)! ;)

Cheers!

—Bob

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On Aug 19, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
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For me Aaron's move represents an opportunity to effect a wider diffusion of Apereo/Sakai culture/values within the marketplace. However much it will sting to lose Aaron's day-to-day engagement in Sakai, we gain by these sorts of transactions.  Remember, we don't just produce software.  We also produce people.

Congrats Aaron and looking forward to working with you in the future.

Anth



On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:16 AM, Robert Long <[hidden email]> wrote:
Aaron,

Thank you for everything you’ve done for me, both professionally and personally. Since the first time we worked together at the Sakai developer bootcamp at Marist, you’ve assisted me with many different aspects of the Sakai/Apereo community.

But most of all, I am extremely grateful for your efforts in getting me onto the Unicon team, and allowing me to work on a majority of the projects in which you were the lead architect. Your knowledge and patience has allowed me to step up my game in many areas. I owe you big time!

I have had a lot of fun presenting at conferences, working on projects, and just hanging out in general on Google Hangouts, in Phoenix, and in Charlotte with you!

May your future endeavors be exciting and keep in touch! Next time I’m in Charlotte, the moonshine is on me (well not ON me, but in a Mason jar…)! ;)

Cheers!

—Bob

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Software Engineer
Technical Account Manager - Sakai
Unicon, Inc.

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On Aug 19, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
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Dude,

To this day I still use the project estimation algorithm we developed while at Caret, to keep myself honest and determine how long it will take things to get finished from other teams.


Algorithm For Accurate Estimates:

(Original Estimate * 2) increase units by 1 = Actual time it will take.

For the uninitiated that means if you estimate that something will take 2 hours then:

2 hours * 2 = 4 hours
then increase the units:
It will take you 4 days to do the work.

If the original estimate is 2 weeks:

2 weeks * 2 = 4 weeks
increase the units:
It will take you 4 months to complete said task.

It started out as a joke, but honestly is pretty accurate a scary amount of the time.

Have fun with your new gig!  Hope all is well.

Steve  :)

On Aug 19, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
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Aaron,

Congratulations on your new opportunity.  We will miss your leadership and your unerring commitment to building quality software.   We have all learned from you.  Hopefully some of us will remember the lessons you have taught us after you are not here to keep reminding us :)

Elsevier is so lucky.   I am here at the IMS meeting in Ann Arbor with two folks from Elsevier and already I am lobbying heavily to have them let you spend lots of time on open source and standards.

So while you can indeed check out any time you like... I certainly hope that you never leave :)

/Chuck

On Aug 19, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
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Re: AZ job transition

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Don't forget the Amended Algorithm for Accurate Estimates:

 * Estimate as per Algorithm for Accurate Estimates
 * Rename the project as follows: s/$/Wow/
 * Call it a prototype
 * Redact estimates

:-)

Thanks,
-Noah

On Aug 19, 2014, at 1:33 PM, Steven Githens wrote:

> Dude,
>
> To this day I still use the project estimation algorithm we developed while at Caret, to keep myself honest and determine how long it will take things to get finished from other teams.
>
>
> Algorithm For Accurate Estimates:
>
> (Original Estimate * 2) increase units by 1 = Actual time it will take.
>
> For the uninitiated that means if you estimate that something will take 2 hours then:
>
> 2 hours * 2 = 4 hours
> then increase the units:
> It will take you 4 days to do the work.
>
> If the original estimate is 2 weeks:
>
> 2 weeks * 2 = 4 weeks
> increase the units:
> It will take you 4 months to complete said task.
>
> It started out as a joke, but honestly is pretty accurate a scary amount of the time.
>
> Have fun with your new gig!  Hope all is well.
>
> Steve  :)
>
> On Aug 19, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
>> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
>> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
>> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
>> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
>> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
>> outstanding Unicon family.
>>
>> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
>> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
>> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
>> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
>> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>>
>> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
>> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
>> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
>> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
>> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
>> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
>> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
>> -AZ
>>
>> --
>> Aaron Zeckoski - Software Architect - http://tinyurl.com/azprofile
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Re: AZ job transition

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That estimation algorithm sounds good, but I think the unit modifier is sometimes optional. Though I'd say it's required for sure for nearly any code or tool involving RSF.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Steven Githens <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dude,

To this day I still use the project estimation algorithm we developed while at Caret, to keep myself honest and determine how long it will take things to get finished from other teams.


Algorithm For Accurate Estimates:

(Original Estimate * 2) increase units by 1 = Actual time it will take.

For the uninitiated that means if you estimate that something will take 2 hours then:

2 hours * 2 = 4 hours
then increase the units:
It will take you 4 days to do the work.

If the original estimate is 2 weeks:

2 weeks * 2 = 4 weeks
increase the units:
It will take you 4 months to complete said task.

It started out as a joke, but honestly is pretty accurate a scary amount of the time.

Have fun with your new gig!  Hope all is well.

Steve  :)

On Aug 19, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
> --
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And that is before you count the overhead from cleaning up the Jira's from those pesky QA'ers :)


Regards,
          
Alan


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From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] on behalf of Matthew Jones [[hidden email]]
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Subject: Re: [DG: Open Forum] AZ job transition

That estimation algorithm sounds good, but I think the unit modifier is sometimes optional. Though I'd say it's required for sure for nearly any code or tool involving RSF.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Steven Githens <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dude,

To this day I still use the project estimation algorithm we developed while at Caret, to keep myself honest and determine how long it will take things to get finished from other teams.


Algorithm For Accurate Estimates:

(Original Estimate * 2) increase units by 1 = Actual time it will take.

For the uninitiated that means if you estimate that something will take 2 hours then:

2 hours * 2 = 4 hours
then increase the units:
It will take you 4 days to do the work.

If the original estimate is 2 weeks:

2 weeks * 2 = 4 weeks
increase the units:
It will take you 4 months to complete said task.

It started out as a joke, but honestly is pretty accurate a scary amount of the time.

Have fun with your new gig!  Hope all is well.

Steve  :)

On Aug 19, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
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Good Luck Aaron,  You've made many contributions to Sakai and we look forward to heading more from you.

- Dave


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:
For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
outstanding Unicon family.

I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
to stay involved with open source as time allows.

I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
(and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
-AZ

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Congratulations Aaron, you'll be a real asset to Elsevier and your
presence in the Sakai community will be hugely missed. You've
continually helped steer Sakai community as well as the product.

All the best in you're new job and hopefully our paths will continue to cross.


On 19 August 2014 14:14, Aaron Zeckoski <[hidden email]> wrote:

> For those who have not heard, I have some bittersweet news.
> I will be transitioning from my senior architect role at Unicon to
> lead architect for education at Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/)
> starting 20 August. Today is my last official day at Unicon.
> This is an opportunity for me to take my career and architecture
> skills to the next level and I am sad to be moving on from the
> outstanding Unicon family.
>
> I will continue to be involved in education so I hope to see some of
> you in various communities (most likely related to IMS and learning
> analytics in the nearer term). I will probably be heads down for a
> couple months while I get used to a new culture/environment but I plan
> to stay involved with open source as time allows.
>
> I probably will not be able to be very active with Sakai for the rest
> of 2014 but I'll know more in a month or so. Apereo and Sakai are
> great communities and I will miss being involved at the level Unicon
> (and others) have allowed me to be over the past 10 years.
> Thanks for all the support, encouragement, fun times, and learning
> opportunities. You can stay in touch with me via linkedin or whatever
> contact method you prefer (http://tinyurl.com/azprofile).
> -AZ
>
> --
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