Goodbye, Mozilla

Written by Shuhao on 2013-09-01 12:11

You know, I wish I had better writing skills. It is something that I never really picked up during my years here. As I sit here in this chair moving at almost 1000 km/hr 10 km above sea level, not knowing how to put my thoughts about the last few months into words, writing skills certainly would have been really handy. However, none of this shall prevent me from at least trying.

Mozilla has treated me well and Silicon Valley is an amazing place to be. I cannot believe how much I learned here: from building web applications in a bigger scale to statistics, and even things like pool and Rockband[0]. My abilities have grown tremendously since I've joined (and now departed) Mozilla.

Perhaps more importantly, I've made new friends. It was ultra fun to hang out with these people: whether it is arguing over Vim or Emacs[1], hanging out around Castro street, or playing pool and rockband at the office. These are some of the brightest people in the world and it has absolutely been a privilege to be with them.

But alas, it is time for me to head home. My adventure to Silicon Valley is officially coming to an end. Thank you to all of those who made this possible.

Friends: keep in touch and keep on bringing the awesome. I wish all of you luck with your future endeavours[2]. Our paths will cross again. :D

Mozilla: Keep on rocking the free web and watch out for bug fixes from me! Also, would you please give me back my editbugs permission? :)

Silicon Valley: Although occasionally overwhelmed by all your startups and what not, you've been fantastic and I will certainly miss all of the technobabble I overhear on the streets.

Everyone else: come and work for Mozilla! You won't regret it. ;)

[0]: I made a presentation about my professional activities here at Mozilla and it is here:

[1]: I don't think ever had a Vim/Emacs argument. So... obviously it is time to start one.

[2]: Stole this phrase from a friend :P