A Phoronix Alumnus Is Trying To Land His Dream Job At Red Hat
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 12 July 2016 at 08:46 PM EDT. 19 Comments
Several of you in the forums have occasionally asked about our intern last summer, Eric Griffith, whom many of you know through his numerous articles -- including some he continues to occasionally contributes as well as his presence within the Phoronix Forums. For those wondering what he's up to, he is now trying to become the Fedora Community Action and Impact Lead at Red Hat!

Red Hat recently opened up a position for Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead where they'll be working with the Fedora community, plan the Flock conference, and engage in other ways.

Who better than Eric? After all, he's been a longtime Fedora user, communicates his points well, does a good job at seeing areas where Linux can improve upon, and is a Linux gamer. He first contributed to Phoronix in 2013 when writing the wonderful piece: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to hire Eric following his internship solely because of the tight-running budget at Phoronix with it already being tough to make ends meet due to too many ad-blockers, not enough Phoronix Premium subscribers, etc etc. Eric's love for Linux/open-source is so much that he was glad to do his university internship last year as non-paid. But it's wonderful to see he might be able to continue engaging with the community through a potential role at Red Hat / Fedora while being compensated.

If you have any positive thoughts or public comments to share about Eric, feel free to share your comments via commenting on this article in our forums. There is also @Fedora and @RedHatJobs on social media if you wish to share your thoughts that way too.

Good luck Eric!
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