I'm pretty sad to be leaving rendering behind. It has been immense fun hacking on this stuff for the last couple of years. I have learnt a tremendous amount and got to work with some awesome people. I'm going to really miss working with my friends from the rendering teams.
However, I am super excited about working on Rust. It is a really exciting project and fits my background in many ways (ownership, in a real language!). I'm also looking forward to working with the research team and the Rust community. They've done some excellent work already and have been really helpful getting me started learning Rust over the past month or so.