Steve Withington Joins Blue River Interactive Group / Team Mura

I am excited to announce that I have formally accepted a position as an Application Engineer with Blue River Interactive Group, the creators of Mura CMS. Anyone who follows or knows me in any way should not be shocked by this announcement. I have been working with Mura CMS since cf.Objective() 2009. (Speaking of which, I am also happy to announce that I have been given the honor of serving on the cf.Objective() 2011 Steering Committee!) In addition to using Mura CMS on a vast number of projects at my day job, I have also been using it on nearly all of my freelance projects as well as providing support for a number of clients. So, needless to say, I have been active in the Mura Support Forums and worked directly with many team members from Blue River over the past year or so. Obviously, Blue River does much more than content management, and so do I. Mura has simply become one of my favorite tools in my 'software development toolbox.'

Whenever an opportunity presents itself, often difficult decisions have to be made... and trust me, this has not been as easy of a decision as one might think. Accepting this new position meant that I would be leaving my position with my current company, Ignition Studio, Inc.

I have been extremely fortunate over the past several years to have had the opportunity to work with an extraordinarily talented and fun group of people at Ignition Studio. It's so rare these days to find a job that does not feel like a job and one that you can actually look forward to doing each and every day. That is exactly how I felt working with Lee, Gordon, Jaci, Greg, Kristen and Jessica ... the people who over the years have been a part of Team Ignition. In addition, I have had the honor of working on numerous projects with some of the best clients anyone could ever hope for. I sincerely wish my former teammates and clients continued success and hope we will continue our friendships into the future.

I do not want to end on such a sad note though ... so, to all of my future teammates at Blue River, I cannot wait to begin working with you! I look forward to seeing many of you next week on my visit to Sacramento, California.



Congrats! Mura CMS is a great product and the folks at Blue River are quality people.
# Posted By Tim Cunningham | 10/12/10 9:03 AM
Awesome news Steve! Congrats on the great opportunity, you deserve it man!
# Posted By Dan Vega | 10/12/10 9:03 AM
Congrats Steve!
# Posted By Pete Freitag | 10/12/10 9:03 AM
Congratulations Steve!

Very well deserved! I've been looking into Mura CMS for the Capital Area ColdFusion User Group and have been reading all the great articles you have posted on the product. I'll be sure to bug you from time to time with questions! ;)

Best Regards...
# Posted By phill.nacelli | 10/12/10 9:04 AM
Congrats Steve and best wishes! I have learned a lot working with you over the years... you will be missed.
# Posted By Jaci Martinez | 10/12/10 9:11 AM
Awesome news Steve! Congrats!
# Posted By Matt Woodward | 10/12/10 9:15 AM
Good on ya, Mate!

Are you doing the 'big move', or working remotely?
# Posted By Grant Shepert | 10/12/10 9:25 AM
Wishing you sincere congratulations Steve! I feel so fortunate to have worked with you at Ignition Studio awhile back and wish you success in all of your new endeavors!

All the best!
# Posted By Kristen Cooke | 10/12/10 9:53 AM
Congrats Steve! Best wishes! :)
# Posted By O?uz Demirkap? | 10/12/10 10:06 AM
Great news for both you and Mura!
# Posted By Guust Nieuwenhuis | 10/12/10 10:12 AM
Congrats Steve!

Still hope I can pick your brain about Mura over a beer or two while you are in Rockford... (Oasis has a few great IPA's on tap)
# Posted By Jon Weber | 10/12/10 10:24 AM
Great news Steve! Congrats and best of luck in your new endeavor. They're lucky to have you!
# Posted By Brian FitzGerald | 10/12/10 11:17 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind words! I truly appreciate them.

@Jaci, thank you! I'm going to miss you too!

@Grant, telecommuting for now, but wouldn't mind the weather in Sacramento, that's fo sho!

@Jon, mmm beer.
# Posted By Steve Withington | 10/12/10 11:35 AM
I'm not surprised by this news at all. You've been evangelizing Mura for two years at BFlex/BFusion and other conferences. Congrats to you on the new position and to the Blue River team for picking up a great developer.
# Posted By Aaron West | 10/12/10 2:54 PM
Thanks man! Hope you and your family are doing well!
# Posted By Steve Withington | 10/12/10 3:23 PM
Congrats, buddy! You're perfect for the job!
# Posted By Tony Garcia | 10/12/10 10:34 PM
That's excellent - smart move on Mura's part and great that you've accepted. I know this can only lead to even more great stuff from you, and Blue River!
# Posted By Michael Evangelista | 10/12/10 11:34 PM
Thanks Tony & Michael!
# Posted By Steve Withington | 10/13/10 8:48 AM

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