Career Development for Developer Geeks
How to manage your career so you work sensible hours, get paid well, reduce stress and generally improve your working life.
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 99.188KB).
Published by The Open Source Developers' Conference Papers.
Erik de Castro Lopo graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1992
with a B.Eng (hons) in Computer Engineering. He used various unices at
university and found Linux in 1995. He released libsndfile, his first
open source/free software project in 1999 and has contributed bug fixes,
patches and code to numerous FOSS projects since.
Professionally, Erik has worked as a hardware design engineer, a senior
level support engineer and as a software engineer. He has experienced
developement projects which ranged from the soul destroying white knuckle
terror of a project seriously off the rails to projects that are
reasonably well organised and well executed.
After experiencing this wide range of projects Erik attempts the fix
problems in the way the project is managed as early as possible so that
projects can be transformed from hellish to sensible.