Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Looking for an opportunity

Hello, merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Lately, I have had to refrain from participating in open source projects in order to deal with some real life issues, such as masters studies and the like. However, in the near future I hope to be able to dedicate a considerable amount of time to KDE. Having been around for a good while as a user and recently also as a contributor, I've always appreciated the atmosphere in the project, as well as the infrastructure, the technologies behind KDE (that is, Qt and cmake) and even the code itself. (Well, some code is really difficult to detangle, but that's challenging and thus engaging, given I have enough time to read through all the 10-15+ long include file chain :) ).

Once, I had the opportunity to code for KDE on an official basis, as a freelancer. I enjoyed that opportunity, since I find developing in an international team for an open source project to be light years ahead of coding for an outsorcing company in favor of an unknown and faceless customer. Furthermore, it is indeed rare that you get the chance to develop for the open source project that you like, as your job.

Hence I've made this post, to express the interest in finding an opportunity to develop a KDE-based project (or one of the core KDE projects) as my job.

P.S. Should this post violate any guidelines, I will immediately remove it. Any opinions expressed in the post are entirely mine and do not express the opinion of any team(s) in the KDE project.

Thank you for your attention!