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. AdriÃ¡n and RenÃ© 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.