Goodbye Mozilla

It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing the resignation of my position at Mozilla. Last month marked my 5th year here, and over that time I’ve met some of the most intelligent and driven people in the world. I’m proud to have known you and worked alongside you these years.

I am leaving my responsibilities in the capable hands of my teammates. Although I will no longer be here, the work will still get done.

I’d like to thank all of you who helped me along the way. In particular, the release engineering team for introducing me to the reality of operations at an impressive scale. I’d also like to thank IT for teaching me how large of a scope an org can have, and for civilizing this operations cowboy. I also owe a great appreciation and shout-out to my teammates in Developer Services (especially fubar and hwine) who have had my back through some rough outages.

Lastly, I’d like to thank my managers for giving me direction and always keeping me on course:

Justin Fitzhugh
Matthew Zeier
Phong Tran
Corey Shields
Shyam Mani
Jake Maul
Laura Thomson
Lawrence Mandel

Post-Mozilla I’ll be moving on to other software development and operations work. Since free software is one of my passions you’ll certainly see me around. If you’re curious as to what I’m up to next feel free to send me a private message.

Feel free to reach out to me on IRC, Facebook, Twitter, or in meatspace. If you see me at a conference, don’t hesitate to come say hello. My personal email address is

My last day will be Friday (2015-07-17).

Thank you,

Ben Kero
Senior Systems Administrator, Developer Services

2 replies on “Goodbye Mozilla”

Sad to see you go Kero! See you on other irc channels where people mistake us with tab completion!

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