Miguel de Icaza Is Leaving Microsoft

Mary Jo Foley, reporting for ZDNet:

Well-known open source advocate and developer Miguel de Icaza, who joined Microsoft in 2016 when it acquired Xamarin, the mobile-tool company he cofounded, is leaving Microsoft. De Icaza — a Microsoft distinguished engineer — confirmed to me on March 2 that he has decided to leave and will be taking some time off before moving to a new job. [...]

When I asked what he planned to do next, de Icaza told me “I am going to rest while the kids are in school” and later vacation with them. “Living in this industry is like the kid at the candy store - too many things are happening and there are too many choices. So I want to spend some time sampling some of the candy, and then deciding which one I want to buy a pound of,” de Icaza said.

De Icaza is a great follow on Twitter, and had an interesting appearance on Rene Ritchie and Guy English’s Debug podcast back in 2015, before Microsoft acquired Xamarin. Whatever he does next, I’ll bet it’s going to be interesting.

Wednesday, 2 March 2022