Monday, March 21, 2011

Students: Have some fun with illumos this summer, on Google's nickel!

I'm pleased to say that the illumos project has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code program.  With this program, Google pays students a stipend to work on a project with one of the program's mentoring organizations.  If you're interested, have a look at the illumos projects page, contact a possible mentor, and fill out an application.

But act soon!  Now is the time to talk with possible mentors about projects you might like to work on.  Student applications for this program must be submitted between Mar. 28 and Apr. 8.  For more info, see our projects page.

Thanks to the Google Open Source Progams Office for this great program!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Six Months with Nexenta Systems

This week I pass six months with Nexenta Systems, Inc. It's been a wild ride so far; a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. I'm delighted to work with such a smart, highly motivated team, and to have opportunities to make an impact on the future of storage.

It also helps that Nexenta is growing, and even getting some notice in the press for our role in helping build "the cloud". With that growth comes the need for more people.  If you're interested in helping to create truly innovative data storage solutions, please contact me.