My new job rocks

The idea for this year was mostly to work for my own, in my micro-ISV. However, my friends at Universidad de La Laguna made me an offer that I couldn't decline. I am now a member of OSL (Oficina del Software Libre) which is the Open Source consulting group here at the University. My roll now is a bit of everything. I am developing with several technologies and I am also a sysadmin. We're using mostly Python and Django but from now, I am sure we'll use .Net as well 😉
The job my colleagues have done here is really impressive. They have created and deployed a comprehensive network of servers and clients so that they are now remotely managing all the computers, students can use in every faculty. This is the SIGA project. Students can log in any pc in any faculty and get their home folders under Windows or Linux. A complex structure of DNS servers, LDAP, Samba and networking items allows us to control any issue anywhere.
The not-that-nice part is that I have to work on systems as an admin which is something I don't really like. The nice part is that I can develop a new layer on the top of the existent ones to be able to manage the system through GUIs, that is, there is a lot of development to do and I am looking forward to start up.

On the other hand, the other great and amazing project is Bardinux, a Linux distribution customized for students that my colleagues have developed along the past 2 years. Along with Bardinux, I'll be possibly contributing to Unidistro. Adrián and René have made a remarkable job on Unidistro.

Is great to be here working with such a great team, I am feeling very well in these first days 🙂
This is not a scholarship grant, I am a full time employee eventually.

  • Jamie McQuay

    Congrats Carlos! Sounds like a cool job.

  • Carlos Ble

    Hei Jamie!
    Thanks man, I hope we work together sometime in the future. As I finish at work at 3pm now, I get some more spare time 🙂
    All the best mate

  • knocte

    Felicidades amigo! Ya que son pythoneros, ensenyales el poder de IronPython o Boo.

    Aqui una ayuda:

  • Carlos Ble

    Gracias Andrés!!!
    Muchisima suerte con tu curro en Novell. Haremos cositas con Boo que dicen que IronPython está todavia un poco verde.
    Quería pasarme 100% a .Net y abandonar Mono y resulta que vengo a parar a la OSL, donde todo tiene que ser SL, asi que
    sigo con Mono como usuario 🙂

  • knocte

    Jejeje, pues a que esperas para alistarte en el planeta Mono-Hispano?

  • Carlos Ble

    Bueno hombre, a tanto no llego. Lo usare pero de ahi a entrar a la comunidad otra vez va un trecho.
    Creo que hasta que algunos miembros del equipo de Mono no se preocupen un poco mas por su comunidad y por cosas como tener un depurador en condiciones, no me sentire con ganas de participar. Me parece que algunos tienen que bajar del cielo un poquito y poner los pies en el suelo.
    Estoy fuera de las listas de correo.
    Animo y suerte con ello, lo mio es solo un punto de vista

  • Kursy angielskiego Warszawa

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!