Leaving WSO2

Samisa Abeysinghe
May 27 · 2 min read

The commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness. — Sun Tzu, Art of War

That is what I believed, when I worked tireless, relentless and fearless for the past 14 years at WSO2.

I sent my resignation 6 months ago, in November 2018 and was on sabbatical up until now. Six months is a long time, and I have not been engaged in any of the activities at WSO2 in this period of time. My official WSO2 employment end date is 31st May 2019.

I am grateful for all the opportunities. And I am slightly regretful of the circumstances under which I had to leave, maybe I stayed a touch too long with WSO2.

While people might wonder why I left, I would rather like to remember all the hard work I did at WSO2 over the years and would like to celebrate all my achievements.

14 Yers of Journey at WSO2

It has been a long and tiering journey. What I enjoyed the most is working with multiple generations of younger people who were passionate, committed, energetic and much smarter than me. It is one thing that I worked day and night, but it was a luxury and a privilege to have had known a set of people who would trust, respect and responded to me whenever I wanted their help, be it early in the morning, middle of the day or middle of the night.

As I look forward towards the next decade, the final decade, of my career, I would want to focus on people development and career growth. That is what I did predominantly at WSO2 for a major part of my stay there. My objective is to take my skills and knowhow to the general public, beyond the IT industry.

If you believe that I helped your development and career growth in the past 14 years, please consider providing a LinkedIn recommendation.

Your recommendations will help others to get to know me and how I could help them. Those will also enable me to reach as many people as possible to empower them to help develop and grow in their lives in the coming years.

I would like to thank everyone who are there and who were at WSO2 for all the good memories!

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. — Sun Tzu

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