I have accepted a position to join Google and I will start working with them tomorrow. As I will not be able to continue working on OCW Search, I have dontated OCW Search to the OpenCourseWare Consortium, and they have accepted to take it over and nurture it.
What does this mean for the service? Two things:
- The service will continue operating as is, but it will be owned and operated by the Consortium. It will take us a few days to figure out and complete the transfer, and hopefully that won’t cause any disruption.
- I will not be involved with OCW Search any more. Will that mean I’m quitting the online education field? I certainly hope not! I just don’t know exactly how yet.
I’d like to take this chance to thank Mary Lou Forward and Clay Whipkey of the OCW Consortium for agreeing to take over. My little project is now is very capable hands and I cannot be happier about this outcome. Good luck!
Finally, I’d like to thank all the users and supporters of OCW Search. I started this as a service that scratches an itch I had and it turned out to be the most project I’ve ever been involved in. I met many smart and amazing people and I hope our paths cross again in the future. Please keep in touch with me:
- Twitter: @pierrefar
- Email: me (at) pierrefar (dot) com.