JAN
25
2015

A new year and a whole lot of stuff (part 1 of 2)

It's been an awful while since I last blogged, we all go though periods where things get rather crazy all at once or boring, mine went though both.

Jobs
It took awhile (try 9 months!), but I started one job but decided to resign half a year later when I felt things didn't connect well. I still wish them all the best, they were nice people. Now, I work at a great Open Source company, Remote Learner, we focus on Moodle and provide upstream patches, new features and addons. I spend my time in the DevOps/Infrastructure side of things with Puppet and random scripts. I have a great team and we do awesome things with git too.

School
I took some night school classes while among the unemployed, aced them and brought my overall GPA way up, quite pleased about that.

Unexpected Trip
Spent a month in Cape Town, South Africa, went up Table Mountain, climbed down it (using wrong shoes lead to some scary moments!), had a wonderful experience there, and met some people along the way.

Open Source
I didn't run away from the FLOSS community, I've been helping the Fedora QA Team for a couple releases, mostly thrashing Anaconda to improve our installation experience after seeing Fedora 18 and the horror of installation, I jumped in and have helped since.

As for KDE, I'm waiting for Plasma 5.x to be officially released Edit: as default in Fedora before I look at moving any of my code over (if it's still applicable).

"Stuff"
I never usually buy from the TV but picked up a nifty vacuum that even has a reverse blower so I can clean dust out of computer parts, thanks mom! :)

More to come..

[ Part 1 / 2 ]

Comments

Both Plasma 5.x and the KDE Frameworks 5.x already have been officially released. I guess you need to catch up with your Planet KDE reading ;)

Anyway, welcome back. I wish there was a german company related to open source and education. A strong lobby against open source and open learning materials in schools is still active here.


By christoph at Sun, 01/25/2015 - 20:52

Oh it's released, but it's not officially released in Fedora, there's some pre-packages but its not default yet.


By Shawn Starr at Sun, 01/25/2015 - 21:02

Last time I had an OpenSource/Linux related question at one of the bigger companies I got the answer "we don't do >Jugend forscht< here" ("Jugend forscht" is popular tech science contest for students/pupils). Seems some of the sales people don't even know, that 90% of their own infrastructur in their own company is based on OpenSource....


By Thomas at Mon, 01/26/2015 - 06:51