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!

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