I love that we can relate to the frustration when internet explorer won’t load. I love that he takes it one step further. And one step further after that. And another one more. I love the sound of his voice.
And I love the eggs.
Every single one.
Who are you?
Attention all leaders, innovator, movers and shakers. I am putting together a fierce new group of inventors / makers / creative types / techies / dreamers to build / develop / change the world.
Who am I?
I used to dance, now I don’t. And I work at Red Hat. As a software engineer. Also, I developed a self evolving AI named ProsAlpha. Mostly I want to change the world. For the better.
What are we doing?
If you’d like to bring something to the table / evolve / find your spirit animal / make something beautiful, get in touch via comment / email / social media / message / carrier pigeon / owl / call.
Let’s inspire one another by meeting once a week / month / year to brainstorm and take the next steps together. There will be chocolate. And cookies. And other baked goods.
Sure, a lot of these are synonyms / opposites / conflicting, but that’s because I want your input as well.
No, we’re not moving.
I have a shiny new job.
But first, some history.
Had a blast.
Then Red Hat changed their new hire scope – you had to have two of three requirements – customer service, technical skills, or linux. I had the first two. I was hired. I had a blast.
But when you work at Red Hat, every day is drinking from the firehose and I had to stop coding entirely.
Fast forward to a few months ago – you may have heard, I had a sweet little boy. I took advantage of the Netherlands parental leave policy and switched to part time to save money on daycare and spend more time with the new operating system.
The position I have now doesn’t allow part time work, so my main job was to find a new job. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, specifically, but I knew I couldn’t be a Technical Account Manager anymore. I started shot gun blasting anything that sounded interesting.
Fast forward to a few months ago when I took a DjangoGirls workshop and remembered how much I loved to code.
That narrowed down my search to anything with development work.
But then it got tricky.
I’m starting over, effectively. I just started learning Python / Django / Ruby on Rails / MongoDB. But I can’t move to Brno where most of our junior developers start.
It took a few months to find the right opportunity within Red Hat.
So when I say “I have a shiny new job,” what I actually mean is “OMGOMGOMG I JUST LANDED MY DREAM JOB!”
I am a Red Hat OpenStack Software Engineer.
You heard it hear first.
I’M TALKING AT DJANGOCON US 2015!
I’m pleased to tell you that your talk “Leveraging Procedural Knowledge” has been accepted for DjangoCon US 2015. Congratulations!
That’s right, it’s got the same title as the talk I just gave at PyGrunn but since I’ll be further along in learning Django, having finished deploying to OpenShift and practiced practiced practiced and completed and all the other things I said were the next steps, the talk with evolve.
And, if you’d like to see me speak and experience a kickass conference about all things django, early bird registration is open until JULY FIRST!
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