I haven't been very active on this site lately, but since a lot of people in this community know me, and have always known they could come to me with questions, I wanted to let you all know that today is my last day at Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange, Inc.
That means you won't be seeing the diamond next to my name anymore, and I won't be able to go check the database or ping employees as easily. However, I obviously still have lots of connections to the people here and I'll try to check in from time to time.
I'll be joining York Space Systems, a startup in the commercial satellite industry where some friends of mine work. If all goes well, I'll be writing code for things that fly in space, and I'm super excited about that.
I wanted to say how incredibly grateful I am for this site and community. Back in August 2013, I was new to the company, a new pilot, super excited about flying, and this site was just an Area 51 proposal. Watching Aviation grow from proposal, to beta, to a fully graduated site taught me a lot about the Stack Exchange Network, and prompted me to build relationships with members of our Community team because I had something to talk to them about.
I also got the opportunity to meet a couple of you in-person, and met many more in chat. I hope to continue some of those conversations in the future. I truly believe this is one of the very best communities on the internet.
I'm also grateful because the most popular thing I've ever made (a presentation on how to land the space shuttle), wouldn't have ever happened if I didn't write this answer first: How does the Space Shuttle slow down during re-entry, descent, and landing? That got me thinking about the topic, which I hadn't thought about for a while.
Lastly, I want to say a huge special thank-you to the moderators here (past and present) who give/gave so much of their time FOR FREE just to keep things running well. I acted as a moderator for a couple years - it's thankless and exhausting. So... make sure you thank them once in a while, even if they deleted that funny comment you were so proud of.