“Most people never get there. They’re afraid or unwilling to demand enough of themselves and take the easy road, the path of least resistance. But struggling and suffering, as I now saw it, were the essence of a life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not constantly demanding more from yourself — expanding and learning as you go — you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.“Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Writing software is one of the most adventurous and exciting things in my life. It’s not just about money. It’s about being challenged everyday, making things possible, impacting people’s lives across the globe.

As you may know, the security field is not lined with daisies and spanned by a rainbow. And that’s what makes me so passionate about it. Being challenged every day is paramount.

Today, I am very happy to announce that I will be joining the efforts on Keycloak next Monday. A dedicated middleware team fully engaged with security, counting on an open source community that truly cares about making things better.

I had a wonderful time at AeroGear and learned a lot about mobile development. Their commitment, kindness, patience and passionate spirit made it a pleasure to roll up my sleeves and get to work. I cannot thank each team member enough for these amazing years, it’s really hard to put my gratitude into words.

One way or another, I believe that our paths will probably cross in the future. Security has always been a concern on AeroGear and Keycloak already plays a vital role for the UnifiedPush server.

I wish all my friends at AeroGear the very best. See you at DevConf.cz.