I have worked around SEA countries in the last two years. And I’m happy to tell you now that I will fully back to Indonesia market starting July 2010. I have made this decision after exploring what I really enjoy in my career. This is the 2nd big decisions I have made, the first one was my decision to leave my semiconductor physics LAB in the university (2000) and the 2nd is about a change from geeky technologist to corporate management (2010). I always like to make things happen – from idea to realization – and I do enjoy the creation process. And this new role will give more flexibilities (time and space) to focus on driving bigger thing through Microsoft Indonesia.
My next key focus is to re-shape Indonesia local software ecosystem and land Azure cloud computing wave in Indonesia. This is not something I can do alone, or Microsoft can do alone. We will need help from you guys, each developer, IT Pro and student who spend time to write codes. Despite with all the challenges we have in the country – I do believe many things can be happen from Indonesia. Innovation has no limit and from ~2 hundreds million people in Indonesia, we have big chances to put our name in software/cloud industry as long as we want!. It can come from one, two, three, lines of codes that you are writing now!.
Look back on the history – we started INDC in 2002 from three person, eight person, eight hundreds, …….. and now we have 40,863 people per today!. That is not happen without you, developers who have passion to gain and share knowledge. And by this post - I would like to thank each one of you who keep writing blogs, sharing codes, sharing tips and trick, helping others to solve problem in mailing list, …… you guys are the soul of INDC, who will change IT community culture in Indonesia to be based on knowledge!
But, what next for developers? That question always wake me up in the morning and push me to think deeper in the night. Here are three things I can share with you today, that we will work to make these three things happen:
- Software Entrepreneurship. iMulai 3.0 will come and bring venture capitals to Indonesia!.
- Presence on Web and Cloud. Landing Azure (as we landed .NET 1.0) and sparking the web with local Apps!.
- Scale the knowledge based communities. Scale INDC, WSS-ID and Student Portals by 3x to help more people in Indonesia!
Thanks - RAM