Fedora: Laptop Hardware Enablement (hint: we’re hiring)

So, since September I have transitioned to a new job, from working on Fleet Commander full time with Oliver, to managing a team whose job is to make sure that a number of laptops (to be defined) are well supported in Fedora, and therefore upstream kernel, Wayland, MESA and GNOME. I’m honored to be working among great people in this space: Hans de Goede, Peter Jones, Christian Kellner and Benjamin Berg.

If you want more details as to the plans of the team, please watch the talk Hans gave at DevConf that you can watch on YouTube.

Of course, I’ll still be managing the Fleet Commander project, which is coming along pretty nicely. Currently Oliver is focusing on the FreeIPA integration.

By the way, I’m hiring a Senior Software Engineer for the team, we’re looking for someone with consumer & enterprise  hardware enablement related skills to help with TPM2 support for x86_64, POWER and ARM in Fedora, people willing to work from Munich are preferred, but we’re open to strong candidates working remotely, if you think this is for you get in touch with me and/or apply.

Rust 🖤 GNOME Hackfest – Mexico City, 2017

Glorieta del Ángel de la Independencia, Credits: laap mx@flicker cc-by-nc-nd

As you know a bunch of GNOMies have been in touch with Rustaceans to improve the Rust and GNOME binding integration. To accelerate the effort, we have decided to organize a hackfest soon-ish. After some digging and given that the great Federico has been involved in the effort we’ve figured that it was rather poetic to do it in Mexico City, birthplace of GNOME! Check out the wiki page for more details.

We will be meeting at the Red Hat office from the 29th to the 31st of March to try to advance the state of GObject bindings and try to make Rust emit GObject code as well. Get in touch with me or Federico if you want to attend!