For over 15 years, I’ve been leveraging the power of Linux and Open Source Software in business network deployments. Through my former consulting company, and eventually the company which acquired that business, there have been many cherished experiences, and countless invaluable relationships forged. The time has come to change direction from the managed services, business consulting and system deployment worlds, over to the planet where such Linux things are born.
For the past 4 years, I’ve worked with the business and technology minds at SCTelcom to combine and transform my former business into the area’s premier IT solutions provider. Together, we have fine-tuned a serious team of talent to support this area’s businesses and our own ISP/Telcom operations. I am very confident in SCTelcom’s continued commitment to provide solid solutions, responsive support and top-notch talent. The company is strong and it is dedicated to the people and businesses of this area.
Next week, I join Canonical on the Ubuntu Server and OpenStack team. The team I’m about to join is a global group of developers, unified on the mission of producing the best open source platform in existence. Working for Canonical will be a new culture and an exciting experience with a lot of new ground for me to cover. Conversations with Canonical staff over the past couple of months have given me a glimpse into a work force who are each extraordinarily passionate about their work in open source. I will no doubt miss my former coworkers, employees and long-time clients, though I know that they will be in very good hands with SCTelcom’s talented crew and bright future.
Jenkins, JuJu, Launchpad, Ubuntu LTS, UDS, OpenStack Summit and work item burndowns – here I come!
A big huge THANK YOU to the area businesses and individuals who have been a part of my business & career over the past 15 years. I am so grateful for the support, patronage and friendship! #blessed