Diving into the unknown: Looking for a new job

After long and careful consideration, I’ve made the decision to announce that I will be quitting my PhD position in a few months. I firmly believe that you should do what you are passionate about and over the past few months I have come to realize that I am not in the right position. I have a passion for solving real-world problems and working on projects that ship out into the world, as opposed to theoretical nature of the academic world. I also thoroughly enjoy the collaborative nature of the free/open-source world, which brings an environment of open collaboration that is less present in the academic world. This had to be compensated by many sleepless nights of therapeutic hacking (on F-Spot), to maintain my hacker sanity. Not a healthy situation and for that reason I decided to dive into the unknown and look for a place where I can work like mad and enjoy it at the same time.

This also means that I will be available for hiring starting on October 1. If you are looking for a great GNOME hacker and have something exciting to offer [1]: I’m willing to talk and I will be at GUADEC next week. You can find my CV here.

[1] Note that this should not strictly be a GNOME hacking job: I’m interested if the job poses a good technical challenge and occasionally gives me the chance to fly around and meet interesting people. Bonus points if it allows me to work on GNOME-related technologies (desktop or mobile).

Leuven at night.

I will also be doing a short lightning talk about the state/future of F-Spot at GUADEC. Five minutes, so it’ll be extremely fast, but I’m around all week to discuss it in greater detail. Hope to see you all there!

Posted: July 20, 2010 14:26 Tags: gnome guadec f-spot