working for The (shadow) Man

2012-02-06 17:29:36 -0800

Last month, I started work at Red Hat–a big career shift after spending 12 years in tech journalism in the Labs department at eWEEK magazine.

Turning in one’s press badge for a set of company credentials is a bit like embracing The Dark Side. I do love a good heel turn, but I must say that working for a company that gives away what it produces dissolves some of that drama and robs me of figurative steel chair shot opportunities.

I’m part of a new team at Red Hat charged with helping the various open source projects and standards efforts with which Red Hat is involved be wildly successful. We’re sort of a roving band of open source contributors within the company, working both with well-established projects like Fedora and JBoss.org, and with new projects like oVirt.

I’ll be blogging here about the projects I’m working with, and about various other items of interest (to me).