Jason Goldman, product manager of Google Blog Search and Blogger, is leaving Google at the end of this week. No more commutes from San Francisco, but he’ll instead be on a jet plane traveling the world for a bit before starting somewhere a bit smaller.
I could have taken time off or switched to a different project, but I feel that after I’m finished doing the nothing I’ve got planned, I’m going to want to do something somewhere small. And, to be honest, I can’t really imagine being at Google but not being involved in Blogger.
Jason’s departure comes shortly after a complete rewrite of the Blogger code including dynamic publishing and better integration with Google’s common systems. It’s a good point to depart as it must feel like Pyra Labs has been successfully ported to Google at this point, creating a new generation of the software.
Beach, poker, and museums sounds pretty nice! Have fun Jason.