Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Leaving INdT...


I've been cooking this post for a couple of weeks, but due to many reasons, I was not able to publish it; until now.

Since Feb 19th, I have left my job at INdT. I remember as if it was yesterday. Almost 5 years ago, I was moving from the Central region of Brazil to the Northeast, 2.500 km away from home, in search of new challenges in my professional career and also in my personal life. I was leaving a very good job in the technical center of one of the biggest (if not the biggest) bank in Brazil to try something new and very exciting.

The proposal was to join a selected group of highly skilled people, whose task was to ramp up an arm of Nokia here in Brazil, focused on research and development, which I had never heard about before. That was how I met the Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia, or simply, INdT. The thing that really caught my attention was the possibility to work directly with FOSS, while getting very well paid for that. What could ever be possibly better than that? ;)

By the time, besides of being a Linux user at home and having programmed using Open Source Software since the college, I had never actually contributed any single piece of code, documentation, translation or whatever, to an upstream project. Mostly because I had not yet understood the actual dynamic of developing software in the open. I was simply afraid of what was waiting for me on that corner.

I think those were new seas for INdT as well. Some of the guys that joined by that time, already had prior experience on the area, but a big part of us didn't. For this, and many other reasons, every day at the office was a different, joyful and exciting learning experience about the FOSS universe. That is something I am very thankful for.

As it happens very often with any company, it is necessary to make important decisions and focus on given areas. Unfortunately, and important to say, in my very own point of view, I realized that my piece of contribution to INdT had already been given. I really hope that it was useful somehow.

Time has come to find new opportunities, motivations and challenges in both professional and personal life. I'd like to thank very much and wish all the best to everyone I had the opportunity to work with during all this time. See you around!

11 comments:

Rudá said...

Wish you to express my sincere vote of success in your new challenge/job. In fact, those days working at IndT was really great, very exiting!

Renato Araujo said...

Boa sorte meu amigo do peito, que tudo de certo para vc e logo logo vou ai assistir um show do Bruno e Marrone com vc.
haha

Vudentz said...

Well said, I felt like saying the same... anyway, our indt days are gone, but not the foss days.

Long live Space Race. Long live Molvania. :D

WilliePre said...

I enjoyed you posts on the Maemo forum very much. All the best and success in your new challenge.

Patola said...

Boa sorte e espero que seu próximo emprego seja ainda mais bem pago e que você continue mexendo com software livre! :)

Daniel d'Andrada T. de Carvalho said...

Good luck with your new job and location!

Such changes in life are usually challenging, but they are also exciting and rewarding. Experiencing different things is always fun. Enjoy! :-)

MoRpHeUz said...

For sure your contributions to INdT were worth it and great. Thank you very much! I learned a lot of stuff with you and I hope that the new job will be even most exciting and that it brings even more challenges to you :) Cheers dude!!!!!!!!!!! :D

etrunko said...

Hey guys, thank you all for the kind words. Will soon post some news about my current work. :)

Haridas Gowra said...

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Nice to share with us........

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