Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Big life changes!

It's been a crazy few weeks for me. First and most importantly, our daughter Amanda Evelyn (Chinese name: Yilan) Ni-Lewis was born on April 9! Mother and baby are doing fine, although at 8lbs 8oz little Amanda was quite a burden on my not-so-large wife.

Second, on the day before Amanda was born, I officially transferred to Android Developer Relations. I'd started out in Chrome and spent a few months covering the gap left by Mark DeLoura's departure as Game Developer Advocate lead, but I've been wanting to get back into a more technical and product-focused role. When my friend Chris Pruett quit Android to go chase his dreams, an opportunity opened up and I took it. So I'll be working much more closely with Android game developers now. I'm still helping to coordinate Google-wide game developer relations activities, but that'll be more of a 20% project for me from now on.

I'm also taking the plunge and trying to learn to love Eclipse. I'm not sure how that's going to go. I'll keep you posted. :-)