Arthur Thornton heading to an HP internship… again
Our man Arthur Thornton is popular guy in the webOS circles. Not only does he write for us here at webOS Nation, but he also is an active developer, notably of the popular TouchPad Twitter app Sparrow. See, right about this time last year, Arthur was in the midst of a ten-week summer internship with HP's Developer Relations team, an experience where he learned plenty and similarly helped improve the developer relations process.
They must have liked him over at HP, because he got offered a second internship this summer, again at Developer Relations (even if they're on the third head of Developer Relations since that time). And he'll be leaving soon - Monday the 25th, in fact, is his start date out in sunny California. We'll give Arthur some space to do a little talking here, as he said on the announcement post on his personal blog:
"Being on the inside again will enable me to help any webOS or Enyo developer further than I've been able to on the outside. I should be doing much of what I did last summer - developer portal and community stuff, such as tutorials - along with many more things."
While Arthur hasn't been with webOS Nation for a long time, we'll still miss having him around. He's been an invaluable asset, and we're sure he will be when HP returns him to us in six months. That's assuming they don't just want to keep him - we wouldn't blame them; he's good.
Arthur's not the only one interning for the HP webOS team this summer - Jason Robitaiile is already in California and working with the Enyo team, while webOS app developers Patrick Roberts and Joshua Cole will also be pitching in.