I’ve been with Red Hat for over 8 and a half years now and while it would have been nice to get my 10 year plaque I was given an opportunity to join a newly created startup in downtown Boston called Stackdriver. I will be working there with former Red Hat employee and fellow Arlington neighbor, Jeremy Katz. It will be exciting to once again have a team that I will see every day and to be working in an office inside of Boston (ok the OLPC office was 1000ft outside of Boston – but close enough). I’m going to miss Red Hat and the OpenShift team. They are pretty amazing and I encourage anyone who is looking to apply for a job with them.
In any case it is time to take a risk and the opportunity presented itself. I wouldn’t leave Red Hat for just any company but the team they are putting together at Stackdriver along with the management’s views on how a startup should be run convinced me that it is a great bet to make.
I will be transitioning out of Red Hat at the end of the month and starting full steam at Stackdriver. Rest assured I will still be using GNOME and Fedora as my development platform and will continue to be part of the community though less visible. I am also coming back to Python land after my brief stint with Ruby. I have learned to like Ruby even while muttering under my breath on the lack of some documentation and strange design choices here and there. But I digress. It will be nice to get back into Python development.
To all my Red Hat coworkers and friends, lets make sure we keep in touch. Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been. Keep on truckin’![read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]