I've Enjoyed The Hell Out Of This Place!

23 September 2016 by Jon ParshallJon Parshall


Today feels incredibly weird. After fourteen lovely years here, today is my last day at CodeWeavers. I've accepted a senior management position at a non-profit up the street called College Possible , and I start next week. So this morning I sit in my now much emptier office, no artwork on the walls, most stuff already bagged up and taken home. I'm basically just waiting around for my goodbye lunch.

I've enjoyed the hell out of this place. CodeWeavers has always been like family to me--a slightly broken, dysfunctional family, of course, but all of them basically good-hearted, and really, really smart. I've worked in big companies before. I've dealt with the politics, the hidden agendas, the turf wars, the nonsense. I've had none of that here. This place has always been genuine. And it was fun for me for years and years. I've enjoyed making a product--something tangible that a customer could buy that would make their lives a little better in some way. I've enjoyed working at a place where being on the edge, or even slightly outrageous, was just fine. I've delighted in scheming up some of the silly marketing campaigns we've pulled off--The Lame Duck Challenge, the return of the Lame Duck, the cross-dressing campaign for CrossOver 11, our ridiculous Festivus videos. It's all been great fun. I'm really going to miss it.

So go forth, CodeWeavers! Go forth, oh family of slightly misfit toys! Go forth and continue your good-hearted, open-source work to make Windows compatible everywhere! And I shall go forth and do good things at my new gig, and learn new stuff, and make friends, and have fun I'm sure. But CodeWeavers will always be the best place I've ever worked.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

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Posted 2016-09-24 05:54
Oh no sorry to see you go , fantastic product, who is this in the hands of now , will development still continue on Crossover ?
Tom Wickline
Posted 2016-09-24 10:12
Best Wishes Jon!
Jeremy Newman
Jeremy Newman
Posted 2016-09-27 07:31
You will be missed buddy! Good luck at the new job.  😎
Kevin Kelly
Posted 2017-03-17 08:22
I am an avid movie lover who enjoys action films the most. The Fast and Furious franchise is a personal favorite. Besides these, I am also interested in period dramas and WW2 movies.
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