It was one year ago today (on my birthday) that T-Mobile publicly embraced the
with the release of
Jazz — a
framework to unlock the full potential of serverless computing. It was both the
start of a new journey for T-Mobile and a significant milestone along a path
that we have been on for the past two and a half years: from telco to
So, I think now is a great time to reflect on the progress we made over the last
To us, being a leading tech company means we must be a world-class software
development and product management organization. And in the last year, it has
become increasingly clear that open source development is world-class
software development. By necessity, the community has figured out how to take a
globally dispersed group of people with varying needs and motivations and turn
them into an agile team that can deliver quality software and user experiences
(traditionally a challenge in the enterprise).
We’re excited to continue pushing ahead on this journey, including leveraging an
“internal open source” model to bring teams closer together on projects that we
are not able or ready to make public. Looking back, I am filled with a great
sense of pride for my colleagues —especially the developers — who contribute to
this ground-up effort.
And so this year on my birthday, T-Mobile has given me the same exact gift it
did last year, but I wouldn’t want it any other way: a meaningful initiative
that is having a real impact in our digital transformation journey, passionate
people to work on it with, and a sense of purpose that fills me with excitement
when I walk into work every morning.