As both a designer and product owner my goal is to anticipate the future of digital products and try to make that a reality. I love what I do, because it's fun, but also because I really believe great products have the potential to change lives and communities.
For the past few years my focus has been on building polished, enterprise products on a foundation of open source software. Navigating the cultural differences between open-source and the enterprise has been challenging. I like to think I've cross pollinated these two worlds by bringing an atmosphere of respect and collaboration to the enterprise and a stronger focus on end-user experience to the open-source communities I'm part of. But I'm not the only one out there doing this. I see businesses everywhere coming to the realization that they can move farther and faster in the open than behind closed doors, and I see open-source growing up and starting to really care about users and not just "scratch their own itches." I should add that I couldn't have done this if Dries hadn't opened the door to this world when he asked me to design Spark four years ago. It's been a wild ride, and there's still more to come.