A 2010 recap – Enter 2011
First of all: Happy New Year to everyone!
2010r is over and it’s time to make a little recap of what has happened this year in tech, life, and otherwise.
Being a father and a man!
I have a daughter and I am, as of now at least, a single father living on my own. This last year she started primary school and that has been a great experience! I can truly say that I love being with my daughter and spending quality time with her. This year has been awesome in that regard!
As many parents in my situation (50/50 split) I have a very different life one week at a time. In 2011 I am looking forward to have a more normal life whether I am a father or a single man. Last year I met a fantastic woman that has been a heaven sent gift to my life. I have the feeling that this will be the year in which my two lifes get aligned – And yes I am a Gemini 😉
I work with sales. Sales of Free and Open Source software products and services (yes, still at Varnish Software, the company delivering professional support and consultancy services for your beloved and fast Varnish Cache) – I am very lucky to do what I do and I love my job! This year has been an awesome experience in my professional career and I am looking forward to 2011 – The year of the rabbit! (Yes, the rabbit is the Varnish Cache mascot)
Travelling and CouchSurfing
I was born in Southern Europe, raised in South America and moved to Northern Europe when I was a teenager. I am writing this while on vacation in Spain. Basically, I am used to travel a lot. Really! 2010 has broken any previous travelling records I’ve had. Both work and private journeys here and there have opened up many doors for meeting others working with Free Open Source Software around the world as well as alternative travelling communities such as CouchSurfing. I joined the CouchSurfing project last year and I have been a host, been a guest many times as well and even travelled and met with other CouchSurfers around. I totally recommend the experience. It’s full of amazing and great people and a great door to worlds beyond your own.
2011 will mean a lot of private and work related travelling as well. I am already looking forward to travel to new places, develop more business, experience other cultures and meet new people and see their ways of thinking and living.
FLOSS and the Ubuntu Community
For the coming year I have three goals:
- Be sort of a “human bridge” between the Debian and Ubuntu communities. This year I will be active in Ubuntu Marketing, SpreadUbuntu, the Norwegian LoCo, FRISK and SkoleLinux/DebianEdu.
- Find ways of cross-pollination of ideas, best practices and general collaboration between LoCos and also other FLOSS communities by engaging local advocates into cooperating with others around the world. We stand stronger together.
- Work to increase the activity level of the Ubuntu Norwegian team.
2010 has been a great year in my life. I am receiving this new year with great passion and look forward to work with and meet, new and old, engaged and inspiring people this year too.
Thanks for all the fish in 2010. Let’s go get some fish now in 2011!