Today I am starting a new job and embarking on a new adventure. As most of you probably already know, I’ve spent the last couple of years working for Red Hat as the Fedora Project Leader. I passed the FPL baton on to Robyn Bergeron a few weeks ago, and have spent the time since doing a bit of technical writing for Red Hat and trying to figure out my next role. I looked for positions both inside and outside of Red Hat where I could exercise my talents and abilities. As much as I loved working for Red Hat, I found another opportunity that is best role for me at this point in my career.
Starting today, I’ll be working for Bluehost — one of the largest web hosting companies in North America. (Or, more specifically, I’ll be working for Bluehost’s parent company, Endurance International Group.) My job will be focused on open source outreach and community building, and helping Bluehost build better relationships with open source developers. I’ll be taking the lessons I’ve learned from the Asterisk community and the Fedora community and applying them to other open source communities. Don’t worry — I’ll still be actively involved in most of the same open source communities that I’ve been participating in over the past several years, and I’ll be participating in a few new ones as well. I’ll still be working remotely from Virginia, so that I don’t have to uproot my family and move across the country.
I’ll share more details of my job over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, you know where to find me — trying to make the world a better place, one conversation at a time.