Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Future Perfect

Ever since I blogged about me looking for opportunities outside Nokia, I was contacted by quite some companies. Some of them ended-up giving me nice offers but in the end the offer that stood out amongst all was from Red Hat. So last evening, I accepted their offer to join the awesome Spice team.

The reasons I chose Red Hat over others were:
  1. Red Hat being undoubtedly the leader in Open Source technologies for more than a decade has always been on my 'awesome places to work at some day' list.
  2. The Spice project that I'm being hired to work on is simply awesome.
  3. They offer good working conditions.
I'll be staying in Finland and most likely working from home (unless I'm asked to work at the Espoo office). I will be officially joining Red Hat on May 2 and my last day at Nokia will be on April 21.

Before you ask, nothing disastrous is going to happen to GUPnP and Rygel. Of course I won't be spending as many hours on these projects as now but keeping in mind that my first 2 years of work on both these projects was purely in my spare time, I think I'll still be able to keep these projects running. Perhaps now I'll be able to better focus on upstream needs rather than that of my employers (more like working around DLNA conformance test tool issues).

12 comments:

adamwill said...

yay, welcome to the hat!

amigadave said...

That's great news! Maybe I will see some patches to Vinagre from you (I know that Marc-Andre wrote the Spice plugin)? I wouldn't mind if you wanted to help with a port/rewrite to Vala… :)

zeenix said...

amigadave, I would like to work on that but I can't be certain that my future employer does too. :) Lets see.

Ivan Frade said...

Congratulations (and good luck), sounds great!

Zach Goldberg said...

Congratulations!!! Really glad to here you got something you're happy with :)

pankaj said...

awesome. congratulations.

Bergie said...

Congratulations, Zeeshan!

patriciasc said...

Congratulations!

alon said...

cool! just don't look at bugzilla until after you've signed, ok? :)

zeenix said...

Alon, I promise :)

Fawad said...

Congratulations, zeeshan!

Askar Ali Khan said...

khoshala osa o umbarak sha gula