I’m going on parental leave from December 14th to February 13th, 2011. My son was born in January and now it’s my time to help a bit more out at home. My wife has many plans for me and I have some myself as well including changing diapers, some work at the house, celebrating christmas, showing off our kids to their grandparents, aunts and uncles, getting my son settled in the daycare, building a snow man…
I hope some days of vacation will be in there as well so that I can be refreshed again when I return back to the Novell office to continue working for openSUSE.
Right now, I try to find some people that take over some of my responsibilities.
I will take care that everything I do which is important will be handled during the time, e.g. even better reaction to PromoDVD shipping – and silently hope that after the parental everything works far better without me than right now 😉
So, you all have a short break from me. I don’t know how much time I’ll spend online but I know I will not be in the office and don’t want to be fully engaged during my leave. I’m looking forward to both
the parental leave and also to return – and will read regularly the openSUSE planet to see what’s happening!
During my absence, Jacqueline Junghanns will take over and handle most of my responsibilities. Some of you might know Jacqueline from the openSUSE conferences which she helped to organize. I hand over the virtual mikrophone to Jacqueline to introduce herself:
“Hi, my name is Jacqueline Junghanns and I can say that I am a SUSE dinosaur as I had my ten year anniversary just a couple of weeks ago and I do not plan to extinct any time soon ;). I am very much looking forward to dive into the openSUSE project because I already got the chance to help out “backstage” and I am glad about this new opportunity. During my ten years I gathered experience in various areas such as hardware certification and right now as a team assistant for OPS.”
Sending of PromoDVDs
One thing I have handled in the past, is sending out of PromoDVDs and other promotional material for events. We do have a good stock of openSUSE 11.3 DVDs available and happily send them out for events. Please start using the address firstname.lastname@example.org to request them – and right now Jacqueline and myself will answer, later only Jacqueline.