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Time for an Alternative [Aug. 10th, 2016|11:00 am]

I've been doing kernel development or maintenance for a large portion of my professional career. It started at my previous employer and continued for the past 5 years at Red Hat on the Fedora kernel team, the last 3 as the defacto team lead. It has been a fantastic experience, from both technical and people perspectives. I consider myself extremely lucky to have been a part of the Fedora kernel team, both past and present incarnations of it. Which is why when career discussions came up recently, it wasn't the easiest thing to think about.

I did some pondering about what I had done and what I wanted to do. I had some great conversations with a number of people within Red Hat. After a lot of discussion and thinking, I'm very happy to have joined the Fedora Alternative Architectures team. This team works with all of the various non-Intel architectures in Fedora and within Red Hat. It is a fantastic group of people, and the technical content fits perfectly with my background. I'm very excited to be able to move from one excellent team to another. The people within Red Hat continue to reinforce how rare our company is.

The Fedora kernel team is in great hands with Laura and Justin. I'm fully confident that they'll be able to continue providing a high quality kernel and kernel community for Fedora. Things shouldn't really change there on a day to day basis, and I'm not really going very far so don't be surprised to see me still poking around in the kernel package.

I'll still be heavily involved in Fedora day-to-day as well, participating in FESCo and the Fedora Council. So if you need to ping me about something Fedora and/or alternative architecture related, don't hesitate.

[User Picture]From: zaitcev
2016-08-10 08:13 pm (UTC)
That's an unexpected choice, or at least not the one I would make. It amounts to infrastructure work and thus is somewhat indirect in its impact, and I was craving to make a bigger difference when I quit kernel work. I'm wondering if charms of Job Masters weren't at work here... He did ensnare Brendan Connoboy after all.
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From: jwboyer
2016-08-10 08:38 pm (UTC)
To each his own. And I don't work with or for Jon. He isn't on this team.
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