Goodbye OpenCalais, Thanks and Stay in Touch

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OpenCalais community members:

I’ll be leaving Thomson Reuters and hence ending my involvement with OpenCalais in the next few weeks. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone – from users to journalists to convention organizers – for making OpenCalais the success it’s been.

The initial years of OpenCalais were among the most amazing in my career. The level of passion, the number of smart people I met and the number of interesting ideas I heard was amazing. While OpenCalais was never a full time job for me – it was certainly where the majority of my passion lay.

Please stay in touch at ttague@gmail.com or via LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/tague/). I have no idea where I’ll be heading next – but I’ll keep LinkedIn up to date. Recently I’ve been running all Product and Engineering for Reuters Media – I’m looking for a similar level of challenge.

OpenCalais is being left in good hands. We’ve transferred ownership of the initiative to Philip Kardos –  one of my most senior product managers – and I am absolutely confident in the continued stability and growth of the system. And – our fantastic and responsive community manager Fran Sansalone’s role remains unchanged.

Thanks again. It’s been a wild ride and I’ve loved every minute of it.

Tom

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