Well it’s been really really long since I updated this space but looks like the right time to change a few things around starting with a new post in a new year!
This post basically summarizes 2011 for me and ends with the latest news which comes with the new year. For a better understanding of things I am categorizing it into sections
I was able to visit some pretty nice places during vacation, some of them which I would like to mention here are Mekedaatu, Pondicherry and some of the worst places like Hogenakkal. Compared to 2010 though 2011 was pretty dull, hope to improve that in 2012.
Work at Infosys
Lot of cool and exciting things happened last year at Infosys which I might not be able to tell here. I worked with some of “the” awesome people inside the organization on things I love to work on (Cloud Computing, Linux, Sysadmin etc).
The journey at Infosys for me finally came to an end on 12/26/2011. It was a joy ride full of good as well as bad experiences but overall speaking at the end of the day lot of learning. Planning on to be in touch with some of the real gems still there, all of you (you know who you are) guys you rock and I wish you all a very happy new year!
No new additions to the family which is pretty cool. Keeps thing simple. Brother got placed at Salesforce and is now based out of Hyderabad. The house in Jaipur got renovated again this time it was turn of the ground floor. My visits to home (Jaipur) and Jodhpur (Birthplace) were really nice spent a healthy time with my cousins and relatives which I would consider real good.
Bangalore as usual was great in 2011 though technically speaking I lived outside Bangalore for most part of it. I was not able to catch up with the Linux-India folks most of the time (though was able to show up on few rare occasions and catch up), I really would like to change that in 2012 once I am back in town later this year.
Got real hands-on experience with exciting stuff both in open source (Cloudstack, KVM, Spacewalk) and non-open source (HP Cloudsystem matrix, IBM Service Delivery Manager, VMWare vsphere, Amazon web services) domain. Compared to 2010 it was much more action packed year and cloud really grew pretty fast.
Apple as well as OS X continues to dominate my personal computing needs and I predict the same would get stronger and deeper in 2012.
I was not of able to contribute to the community, I have been part of, specially Fedora Project , Linux User Group Jaipur and Eucalyptus (sort off) but was able to change couple of things around that too by the end of the year at-least on the Eucalyptus front lot of cool stuff started happening.
Future and 2012
The big news which I guess most of the people (in my circles) have been waiting to hear on, where do I move on to now? Now that I am out of Infosys and Bangalore (for a while). Well guys I am glad to share with you the news that I have joined Eucalyptus Inc. and the great army of fellow Eucalyptoids spread across the world. As part of my job I would be working within the Technical services team focused on Customer support and also be the community guy for Eucalyptus, which in my opinion is going to get strong this year and the years to come.
I have already started off with my journey at Eucalyptus and the 1st week itself has been so far full of exciting stuff focused around open source, Eucalyptus community and Eucalyptus 3.
In case you are interested to get associated with the Eucalyptus community and exciting things which we have been doing for a while now, feel free to get in touch and be part of the ecosystem. For IRC users we (jeevan_ullas and others) can be found at #eucalyptus on irc.freenode.net.
So on a positive note let me wish you all a very happy new year full of Clouds powered by Open Source and please do stay in touch!