About a month ago, I left my position at Accenture Enkitec Group. I had a couple of ideas as to what I wanted to do next, but nothing was 100% solid. After considering a couple of different options, I'm happy to announce that together with Doug Gault & Tim St. Hilaire, we're re-launching Sumner Technologies.
Much like last time, the focus will be on Oracle APEX; but we’re going to refine that focus a little bit. In addition to traditional consulting, we’re going to focus more on higher-level services, such as security reviews and APEX health checks, as well as produce a library of on-demand training content. APEX has matured tremendously over the past few years, and we feel that these services will complement the needs of the marketplace.
It’s exciting to be starting things over, so to speak. Lots will be the same, but even more will be different. There’s a lot of work to be done (yes, I know the site is not in APEX - yet), but we’re excited at the potential of what we’re going to offer APEX customers, as the APEX marketplace is not only more mature, but it’s also grown and will continue to do so.
Like all good things, that run has come to an end. Last Friday was my final day at Accenture, and I am once again back in the arena of being self-employed. Without any doubt, I am leaving behind some of the best minds in the Oracle community. However, I am not leaving behind the new friendships that I have forged over the past three years. Those will come with me and hopefully remain with me for many, many years to come.
Making the jump for the second time is not nearly as scary as it was the first time, but it's still an emotional move. Specifically what's next for me? That's a good questions, as the answer is not 100% clear yet. There's a lot of possibilities, and hopefully things will be a lot more defined at the end of the week.