I’ve been working on open source projects for about 10 years or so now,
and I’ve enjoyed every minute of being part of something in each of the communities that I’ve participated in.
What’s more, being able to contribute to open source projects while working for Red Hat has been fantastic.
It makes the job even more rewarding being able to participate openly with communities of different projects.
I’ve always enjoyed playing with computers,
and in particular programming on them.
The first computer my family had in the early 80’s was a Commodore 64.
At the time it seemed like the games were so amazing!
A couple of years after that we upgraded to the Commodore 128D,
which is when I really began learning to program.
The first computer that was mine alone,
I bought a second hand XT from Gateway with my pocket money.
It was 1987 and it had a whopping 20MB HDD and 1280Kb RAM,
and of course the wonderful 5 1/4" floppy drive!
My dad would bring home old versions of software they’d been using at his work for me to play around with.
I spent many hours installing dBase IV, Lotus 1-2-3, and the like.
Continually switching through up to a dozen floppy disks to complete an installation.
Those were the days!