aKademy and GUADEC

Long time no blog, I'm focusing on finishing my degree this year so my public profile and contributions have been a bit abandoned recently. Last week I went to Gran Canaria to do my exam on Probability and Statistics, I have to say that I actually enjoyed the subject, hopefully next time I look into it will be to make use of it and not to do an exam, wish me luck with the results.
If everything goes fine, I will only have one subject left to get my degree this September (on diodes, transistors and circuit resolutions… not fun), and possibly some extra work on parallel algortithms and OS design and implementation.

I'm quite happy that I made the decision to leave home to work full time for Sun back then and delay my degree, but I have to admit that using all my vacation time to push for college stuff for three years now is actually quite exhausting. Hopefully this will be over soon.

In FOSS land, I have a quite interesting month ahead of me, I'll be attending aKademy next week in Tampere and will be giving a talk at GUADEC in Den Haag by the end of the month, in the meantime, I'll be going to the GNOME Beer Event in London the 9th of July. All in all a pretty busy month of freedesktop events, all of them sponsored by Codethink.

A year of codethoughts

Last Friday I made one year at Codethink Ltd, and it's been a really fun ride so far, currently I'm actually quite happy with the company and the value I'm adding to it. A few months ago I got promoted from project manager to member of the board of directors which is both a scary and exciting.

Manchester is a great city, looking back I can't think of a better move for me both professionally and personally, plus working in a small company is been a totally different kettle of fish compared to Sun Oracle.


The best part is the people, we have an amazing team and we have the luxury to make substantial contributions to quite a few open source projects.

Company wise, things are going quite alright, not that I can comment much on our current plans but if things go as expected you'll hear some interesting stuff from us soon. By the way, if you are looking for support and top expertise on the GNOME and Freedesktop stack, we are available for contracting! Drop me a line to alberto.ruizcodethink.co.uk if you're interested.