Michael Jurewitz has served as the face of Apple to the third party developer community for the past seven years. Frequently seen at Tech Talks around the world and at WWDC each year meeting with developers, Jurewitz today announced that he has left Apple to become a partner at Black Pixel, the company behind apps like NetNewsWire and Kaleidoscope.
Jurewitz on his personal blog:
Today I am pleased to announce that I will be joining Black Pixel later this month in a new director-level position and as a partner. Black Pixel is one of the foremost iOS and OS X app consulting firms in the industry, and I am excited for the opportunity to help lead their development and consulting efforts alongside a skilled management team.
This transition marks Jurewitz leaving his key position to become part of the very community he helped foster while at Apple. “Working closely with many of you in the developer community has been the highlight of my career,” said Jurewitz. “I have loved every minute of helping to answer your technical questions, providing technical, business, or design guidance, planning and visiting with so many of you at WWDC, traveling around the world to share the Tech Talks with you, fielding bug reports, or just being someone at Apple for you to talk to.”
Over at Black Pixel, Daniel Pasco welcomes Juremitz at a “director-level position and as a partner” to “help us maintain the high standards of excellence that our clients expect of us and that we expect of ourselves.”
As an Apple Evangelist, Michael has long been a well-known person in the development community. I am unbelievably happy that when he decided to join the community, he chose to join Black Pixel.
As Apple’s former developer tools and frameworks evangelist for iOS and OS X, Jurewitz will be sorely missed at Apple. We wish him the very best with his future endeavor!
Jurewitz’s parting words to his former colleagues:
Leaving Apple is also bittersweet. I have wanted to work at Apple from the first moment I fired up the Apple IIGS in the study of my childhood home. Throughout my years in school I was the ardent Apple supporter and evangelist among my friends. Through the dark times in the 90’s, I worried that I might not get the opportunity to work at the one place I knew saw technology differently. And in the summer of 2005 I stepped onto Infinite Loop for what was the happiest day of my life to that point.
Being at Apple has been so much more challenging, so much more thrilling, so much more rewarding than I would have ever thought, and I have cherished every moment of it.
To my colleagues at Apple, I hope you share my pride in all that we have built. Apple is the greatest company in the world because of all of you. The culture at Apple owes itself to the people and the values each of you have helped solidify — The wisdom to care about what really matters, the courage to always forge ahead, and the patience to do things right. Your work has touched countless lives and changed how the world works. I look forward to whatever comes next. You are all truly remarkable.
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