Working at Canonical

So, some of you already know, and some of you, including myself, will be a bit surprised.
Starting Monday, I’m going to start working full time for Canonical.
I’ve been active in the Ubuntu community since very close to the beginning, then jumped to working on Bazaar and surrounding projects, which, btw, has one of the greatest community ever. So, working for Canonical is like going to Disneyland 🙂
I’ve been doing some contracting work on my free time (mostly for Loggerhead, which turned out great, and some UI in Launchpad), and things just got more exciting every day, until at some point things just started speeding up, and I got offered to work full time a few weeks ago. Having sorted out the remaining details yesterday, Monday is officially my first day.
I’m going to stop working actively as a lead developer at my company, have found some very qualified people to take over the work I’ve been doing, and I’m going to fully focus on making user interfaces mind-blowingly good.
I’ll also get to continue working on Loggerhead as part of my job, so expect to see the improvements to keep on landing regularly.

I’m really excited to start working full time with the smartest people in the world, doing a job that has the word revolution in it’s description!

Update: see what happened 5 months later 🙂

13 thoughts on “Working at Canonical

  1. Congratulations for your new job. I’m glad to see more and more people from the community join Canonical.

    Keep up the good work, Martin!

  2. Que grande flaco! no se como llegué acá pero te felicito, realmente va a ser como estar en disney!
    Mucha merde!

  3. Hey, more people paid to work on bzr-related stuff? Great! Congratulations man!

    > I’m really excited to start working full time with the
    > smartest people in the world, doing a job that has the
    > word revolution in it’s description!

    Hehehe, this made my day man, now I want to know how can I apply to work at Canonical 😀

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