Archive for April, 2014

Soon back in the air and on the roads…

2014/04/17

There will be possibilities to meet with me in some exotic places (at least for me as I never travelled there before in May !

I’ll first be in Wien, Austria, early May but that’s to celebrate somewhere my 50th birthday (half a century as my kids like to call that ;-)) and during vacations so won’t talk something else than early music or rchitecture and pictures of the nice building over there !!

But after that, I’ll attend the UEFI plugfest in Seatlle again, and be in charge of managing the interface between Linux distributions and HP. So if you plan to attend, and want to test your Linux distribution on nice shiny UEFI hardware platforms, feel free to contact me so we can organize that meeting over there.

The week after that I’ll be in Japan to present again during a LinuxCon event ! I’m very lucky first to be retained as a presenter to talk another time about Mageia. And then to be sponsored by our VP & Deputy General Counsel, Cloud Computing and Open Source Eileen Evans who is leading HP’s Open Source Program Office and allowing me to attend.

So feel free to drop me a mail if you want to chat about any topic I can decently talk about such as Disaster Recovery and Imaging or Continuous Packaging and some other surely HP related !

See you there.

HP miss a web page for HP Fellows

2014/04/05

I’m in contact with some fellows at HP such as Dong Wei for the UEFI forum. I thought we would promote them outside and reference their career such as what is done for some of our partners: Intel has a page describing their senior fellows and pages givig also access to the Intel fellows. Similarly, IBM promote their fellow each year, maintains a list of the 257 fellows they have !

But after searching on hp.com, I was unable to find such pages for our Fellows. And when you know the level of the people we have internally, they would definitely deserve a page with their Bio. You can fin the one of Kirk Bresniker e.g. but you have to know them to find them 😦

I think it’s time to repair what I consider as an error. Come on HP, it’s important to give visibility and show that we too have great people. Why do you think we’re the number one IT company ? It’s because we have some of the best people in the industry.