Sam Hartman (hartmans) wrote,
Sam Hartman
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Weeks of Lasts

Last week I stepped down from the IESG. The week before that was my last telechat. I've had telechats every Thursday for the last three years. It feels kind of empty. I am going to miss the IESG. Especially the most recent IESG was a really wonderful group of people to work with. I'm also going to miss being that involved in the internet standards process. It was interesting to know about all the work proposed for publication in the IETF. I always found I was learning new things.

However I'm also happy with my decision to leave. I want to focus on my family and on my career. I don't think I had quite reached the point of IESG burn out but was beginning to build up frustration with some working groups and authors.

I definitely recommend a term or two on the IESG to anyone who is qualified and interested. It was one of the most rewarding and challenging things I've ever done. be warned though that it is expensive both in terms of time and emotional energy.

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