Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Posted By mwasowski      Category

As many of you know, last month I celebrated my 10-year Wimba anniversary.  My dear colleague – and only other 10+-year veteran – Annie Chechitelli, organized a nice party for me last week at which a slew of current and past Wimbians celebrated my tenure at the company.  And as it naturally happens at any reunion, we all reminisced and told stories of the past decade and remarked about how much things have changed.  In fact, you can read a lot about my tenure at Wimba in my end-of-the-decade blog posting.

I’ve been here for the gamut; from HorizonLive and Horizon Wimba, to acquisitions of Silicon Chalk, Connected Learning, and Brownstone.  I was even here as we welcomed a new management team a little over a year ago.  So yes, I’ve always known that if there is one constant at Wimba, that that constant is change.  In fact, a lot of us who have been here for several years always enjoyed the fact that we’ve seen the company grow and grow and grow.  

Which brings us to today – our biggest change by far. 

As you’ve probably heard by now, not only has Blackboard acquired us, but it also acquired Elluminate so it can begin a new collaboration division which it will call Blackboard Collaborate.  Like many of you, I too have known numerous Blackboard and Elluminate staff for years, so I look forward to working with both of them in a vastly new, well, collaboration.  Here we go!