I’ve been working at Red Hat for six months. I want to answer the two questions I’m asked the most. Is working for Red Hat what you expected it to be? Do you regret leaving Fermilab and Scientific Linux to work on OpenShift for Red Hat?
Is working for Red Hat what I expected it to be?
Yes, and more so.
Their dedication to Linux and open source was one of the main reason’s I wanted to work for Red Hat, so I was glad to find out how pervasive it is through the whole company.. They try to have the whole company open to all the employee’s as much as possible. They try to support not only open source, but openness in all things, such as open hardware and open government.
Do I regret leaving Fermilab and Scientific Linux to work on OpenShift for Red Hat?
Although I loved working at Fermilab, and I loved making and maintaining Scientific Linux, t I also love working on OpenShift. It is fast paced, great co-workers, I’m learning a lot, and I am working on a project that I think will help alot of people.
One thing I’ve been learning, is how to work with a large team of people. I’ve had to learn that I don’t have to do everything myself. It is a little scary letting others do what you could do, but it’s also very refreshing once you get used to it.