As was announced at the Weekly Meeting yesterday my permanent, full-time position is now in Build.
I’m pretty excited by this move. The first thing I did for Mozilla was write a couple of Buildbot plugins. I’ve mostly been doing Build work since then, first as schoolwork, then as a contractor, and now as an employee. When I got hired for QA I was happy with the change, and enjoyed all of the work I did there (despite Talos causing me sadfaces at times).
I spent the greater part of November and December on loan to Build while they were short-handed. When I was given the opportunity to have a full-time Build position it took some consideration but I did realize that I preferred the work here. (There’s been some jokes about me having masochistic tendencies…..given our build system it’s hard to argue with that!)
In the next few months I’ll likely be focusing on (but not limited to): trunk release automation polish, try server Talos, nagios for the Build network, and various Buildbot related things. I feel like the de-facto owner for the Linux Reference Platform, so I will be taking care of that. (Although, I don’t expect another release anytime soon.) And along with Ted, I will be taking care of MozillaBuild. I’m sure people will find other things for me to do, too ;-).