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Amiga Events : Hyperion Fires Team Lead and Core Developer
Posted by ssolie on 2019/3/16 2:06:20 (13512 reads) News by the same author

I have been fired as "Team Lead." This was not really unexpected given my lackluster performance and conflicts with the current management team of late.

Unexpectedly, I have also been fired as a core developer. I was told, "...things need to change drastically."

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ben Hermans for providing me the opportunity to work as a core developer and then team lead. Together, we produced many quality releases and updates for our eager customers.

Also a huge thank you to all the developers, beta testers, translators, business partners, etc. that I have had the pleasure to work with as team lead. It was a pleasure.

Steven Solie
Ex-AmigaOS Development Team Lead

P.S. By the way, I made up my own title...


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gregthecanuck
Published: 2019/3/16 4:09  Updated: 2019/3/16 4:10
Just popping in
Joined: 12/05/2006
From: Vancouver, Canada
Comments: 192
 You know what they say...
One door closes... I am sure your passion for all things Amiga will find a new outlet. Thanks for all your hard work over the years. :)
Fairdinkem
Published: 2019/3/16 7:32  Updated: 2019/3/16 7:33
Just popping in
Joined: 10/15/2010
From:
Comments: 98
 Re: Hyperion Fires Team Lead and Core Developer
I find it sad how over the years you were so trapped by Hyperion enforced NDA agreements you were unable to engage with your customers properly.

I hope you can be employed to make great things for the Amiga community through A-eon perhaps?

All the best Ssolie.
kas1e
Published: 2019/3/16 7:44  Updated: 2019/3/16 7:44
Home away from home
Joined: 09/11/2007
From: Russia
Comments: 8247
 Work for free
Fires sounds like you was hired :) Working for free didn't mean anyone can hire of fires anyone. Probably soon Hyperion will loose all devs who work for free. Or you pay, or nothing will be done.

Through very strange that they also remove you from developer team, even if it was/will one single commit per year, it still better than nothing at all. But probabaly they hope there still those ones who will do the work for free for them.
flash
Published: 2019/3/16 13:29  Updated: 2019/3/16 13:29
Just popping in
Joined: 03/01/2018
From: italy
Comments: 97
 message to Trevor
Specialized hw without own software is a non sense, look at apple as example.. Hire ssolie in aeon now, buy hyperion and develop a new AmigaOS 5 with specialized software :-) my2cents
328gts
Published: 2019/3/16 17:15  Updated: 2019/3/16 17:15
Home away from home
Joined: 07/07/2009
From: Man Cave, Canada
Comments: 2789
 Re: Hyperion Fires Team Lead and Core Developer
Thanks for all the help when we were beta-testing the X1000 Steve!

Once an amigan always one
Helloworld
Published: 2019/3/16 19:16  Updated: 2019/3/16 19:16
Just popping in
Joined: 05/28/2016
From: Amigaland
Comments: 86
 Re: Hyperion Fires Team Lead and Core Developer
Wow, that is really unfortunate

You were always the highlight for me at Amiwest, super entertaining host!


Hope you can still live with that Amiga carplate stuck to your car

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Also, I like your new sig at Amigaworld ;)
redfox
Published: 2019/3/16 21:43  Updated: 2019/3/16 21:43
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 03/15/2008
From: Alberta, Canada
Comments: 440
 Re: Hyperion Fires Team Lead and Core Developer
Thanks for all your hard work. Thanks for helping us.

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redfox
Marko
Published: 2019/3/16 22:15  Updated: 2019/3/16 22:15
Quite a regular
Joined: 09/20/2008
From: Gothenburg, Sweden (via Finland)
Comments: 523
 Re: You know what they say...
Wow, that was unexpected :/

Thanks for all your hard work!!
Steady
Published: 2019/3/17 9:22  Updated: 2019/3/17 9:22
Just popping in
Joined: 12/05/2007
From:
Comments: 83
 Re: Hyperion Fires Team Lead and Core Developer
Thanks very much for all your hard work on the OS over the years. It has been greatly appreciated!
thePrez
Published: 2019/3/18 4:34  Updated: 2019/3/18 4:38
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Joined: 01/05/2009
From: Sacramento, CA
Comments: 11
 Thanks for all your support!
As a 33-year Amigan and organizer of the AmiWest show in the US, I have always appreciated Steven as an inspirational leader as well as an amazing technical master of the Amiga sphere. I offer my salute to you, my friend and colleague, as this particular chapter "ends".

BTW, Steven will be leading the AmiWest DevCon in Sacramento in October. Please see amiwest.net for updates on the content of the DevCon and ssolie's continuing role in Amiga software development. Hyperion is just one of the companies in the mix.
pixie
Published: 2019/3/18 20:44  Updated: 2019/3/18 20:44
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Joined: 11/29/2006
From:
Comments: 14
 Re: You know what they say...
Thank you for the support!
nubechecorre
Published: 2019/3/19 22:49  Updated: 2019/3/19 22:49
Just can't stay away
Joined: 11/24/2006
From: Sanremo
Comments: 1873
 Thank you
Thank you Steven for all your work, i wish to see you again as Amiga developer maybe behind another desktop.. ;-)
NinjaCyborg
Published: 2021/1/29 16:27  Updated: 2021/1/29 16:28
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 11/17/2020
From: Slough
Comments: 284
 Re: Hyperion Fires Team Lead and Core Developer
Are you open to collaborate on an open source update to Python?
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