Monday, November 21, 2011

New job

Today has been my first day in my new job. I've started working as Software Engineer for



Since late August I had been doing interviews here in Barcelona but most of them were not really interesting only fullfilling the last of my four wanted points:
* Interesting job
* Linux related
* Free Software related
* Barcelona based

Working for Canonical gives me those four points and as an extra the salary is better than the average Barcelona job, so I can't complain :-)

As note i am almost sure my regular work will *not* be working in creating Kubuntu so don't ask me for feature improvements/bugfixes for it.

19 comments:

Luis Ángel said...

Congratulations!

pinotree said...

Congratulations, Albert!

Hugo M said...

You will definitely not work on Kubuntu/KDE as part of your job. Canonical's mission is to sabotage KDE (and GNOME) to boost Unity.
Your new colleagues agateau and jriddel both also no longer work on KDE software.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I don't specially like Canonical's habits, but a free software related work is nice. Out of curiosity, if you can tell us, what are you going to do if it's not related with Kubuntu?

Albert Astals Cid said...

@Hugo M: Can you explain how Canonical can sabotage anything? They put wrong code in our repositories?

@Anon: Not sure i can talk about it until it's released/announced

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! A shame that Canonical is so poorly supporting Kubuntu, they surely could use some extra manpower.

Hugo M said...

Canonical is hiring KDE/GNOME devs to make them no longer work on KDE/GNOME.
And yes, occasionally Canonical also puts broken code in (K)Ubuntu's repos. The most infamous example I can think of are the totally broken translations Kubuntu had until 2 or so years ago. (Upstream KDE translation were fine, of course.)

Fernando said...

Congratulations... to Canonical for their new hire! :D

Romain Perier (bambee) said...

Hugo: Jonathan Riddell is a full-time maintainer and the founder of kubuntu... could you explain me how he does not contribute to KDE ? (directly or indirectly)

Aurélien Gateau worked on dbusmenu-qt, which is used by KDE...

problem solved.

Albert: congrats !! ;D

STiAT said...

@Albert Astals Cid: Probably Unity2D? :-)

Anonymous said...

CongratZ! :D
Hey ask the ubuntu guys for a Unity port to the Plasma-based-system :P then you could work on both, kde and ubuntu, and that would be good anyway

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I think Canonical is a nice place to work at. I hope you enjoy it. Good luck!

mutlu

agateau said...

Yeah!

@Hugo M, what do you think of that? http://agateau.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/crossfade/ ...so much for spreading lies about me not contributing anymore to KDE.

Will Stephenson said...

Congrats Albert, enjoy your new job, but remember real life too :).

sebsauer said...

Gratulations to you and Canonical :-)

Mauricio Piacentini said...

A great win for Canonical. Congratulations and good luck!

Albert Astals Cid said...

@Hugo M: All my KDE involvement was in my free time, so working for Canonical can't change that. And yes, I know translations were totally broken (given I'm the KDE translations coordinator), this mainly hurt Kubuntu, not KDE

Albert Astals Cid said...

And BTW thanks to all for the congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation for your new work! :)

PS: about ubuntu TV? :P