As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ll be moving back to Berlin at the end of May. Making the move has become even more exciting after learning that I’ve been chosen as one of the new trainees for Openismus. Since Murray has made the announcement, I thought I’d introduce myself to the community.
First of all, I should state that I’m American despite what the umlaut in my last name would suggest. My last name was Wilson before taking my wife’s last name just before our daughter, Vada, was born a couple years ago. I met my wife in Berlin and am very familiar with the city, having lived there from October ’99 until late 2005. I love Berlin and am excited to be moving back.
In a few weeks I’ll be graduating with a BS in Computer Engineering from San Diego State University. While in school I interned at a small company programming mostly in C++. I learned a lot from my work there but feel like I’ve got lots more to learn.
I’ve been a long time GNOME user after being converted from KDE at about the 2.4 release. Before starting school I’d occasionally submit bugs for Ubuntu and GNOME. I even attended GUADEC in Stuttgart where I met lots of interesting folks and got really inspired. But, alas, school started and free time vanished. We then sprouted a family which is a timesink, but such a wonderful one. Having a chance to learn and contribute on the job is a chance I couldn’t pass up.
I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity that I’m getting at Openismus to learn about and contribute to the projects I’ve been following so closely for so long.
Thanks Murray and Openismus.