The next thing
It has been a couple of months, so I feel that perhaps its time that I mentioned more publicly where I ended up after Google. I am now a systems administrator at Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu. That's a pretty good fit for me in the sense that I have been a Ubuntu user for a very long time. For reference, I don't love the job title "systems administrator" because it doesn't really match what I do, but it isn't something I'm fixated on.
One of the things I help manage at Canonical is our Openstack infrastructure. Along the way I've been finding a few things there I think can be improved, which is why I've been hacking on Openstack in my spare time. I've had a couple of patches merged already, and am generally having fun contributing to an open source project which I think stands a very good chance of being the Apache of cloud management. It is a lot like the stuff I was doing at Google in the sense that I like working on things which I think will affect the quality of life for a large number of people, and Openstack is clearly in that space.
Canonical is also much more open about contributing to open source projects than Google was, so expect me to be able to talk more about what I do in my work life than I did before. I think its already noticeable that I am blogging more than I did during my six years at the big G.
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