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Chuq Von Rospach resigns as webOS Developer Relations Community Manager 11

by Derek Kessler Wed, 14 Dec 2011 8:07 pm EST

Through all of the changes at the upper echelons of the webOS Global Business Unit and HP as a whole, we've been able to count on one thing, and that was the stability of the small crew that is the webOS Developer Relations Team. From practically the beginning of time it seems, Chuq Von Rospach, burly man and avid bird photographer, led Palm and HP's community outreach for the Developer Relations team, with the official title of "Community Manager." As of today, that era comes to an end, with Von Rospach hanging up his TouchPads and moving on to new pastures.

In an announcement on the move posted to the webOS Developer Center Forums, Von Rospach says that in October he was recruited to a new company (outside the mobile space) with "an opportunity that I just had to pursue," and his decision was not based on any of the news from the past few weeks. Von Rospach's leaving some big shoes to fill, between managing the Developer Center forums, responding to emails, running the @webOSdev Twitter account, and more.

Chuq - you've been an enduring presence in the webOS community, we'll certainly feel your absence. Good luck, wherever it is you're headed.

11 Comments

Too bad. Seems everybody's jumping out the webOS boat :(. Anyway, Good luck Chuq

I'm curious to know if he ever adopted a TouchPad for his daily needs. I know he "committed iPad" a few moons ago. In any event, good luck to him in his future endeavors.

Well I dont know wich tablet he adopted. But from my experience on dev.palm forum he was commited and doing his job fairly. Dont forget he was among those who managed to bring the dev TP program for a last run.

Richard Kerris leaving was a non-issue, could've even been the best thing for webOS to move forward. Chuq leaving is a huge blow. Hope whoever fills his shoes can fill them well.

Hey man I don't want to start a flame war. And I don't really know what beef you had with Richard Kerris, but I think he tried really hard to do a good job. And I don't know why everybody's so down on him all the time.

I mean you can't blame what happened to Webos on Richard Kerris. Webos had problems a long time before he showed up.

you gotta figure pretty much everybody on the webos team has to be eyeing the exits right about now, no? in my experience, especially in a deteriorating situation, the ones who can leave do and the ones who stay behind aren't necessarily your best workers. i know it seems like i just slammed a bunch of people i don't even know, but really i am just speaking from experience.

Is it finally time to start panicking over all these people leaving HPalm? :P

I have no faith in HP since they were so tight-lipped and poorly-managed but iirc, Chuq was an enthusiastic and communicative exception to the rule with regard to Palm/webOS. Good luck to you, sir.

Wait, WebOS had developers??
Here's a bird for the 'relationship manager':

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Take a picture of that.

That was uncalled for, jerk.

why wouldn't he resign? lol the resignations, procrastinations, CEO swaps, consistently outdated hardware, slow software updates, weak applications on board, weak and minimal applications available in the App Store, and broken promises were all part of a beatdown on the already-beleaguered webOS.

Very sad too.

I am still a huge lover of webOS, but my pennies are better off being thrown in the well wishing Android or iOS pick up the great talent leaving webOS as well as the awesome features I've come to love. Wishing for webOS to make some sort of miraculous come-back is a waste of pennies. If I can't get an up to date phone from a company other than HP, running the webOS, I'd take it. If not, well, you know.