I stopped my master degree 6 years ago, partly because it was not compatible with open-source development (doing both at the same time was not realistic, and guess what I liked most). And with a bachelor degree that is worth something on the job market, I was able to apply to job offers and start working, and that’s what I did. But I now regret it, I was not satisfied by my day job, and when I see job offers requiring a bachelor degree in Belgium, most of the time I’m not interested.
So, I’ve taken the hard decision to start again studies, to finish my master degree in computer science! It’s a bit strange to go again to courses, studying etc. But I’m re-adapting.
In my last blog post I said “back to GNOME development”, but this time around my studies are the priority. And to avoid stress/burnout, I try to no longer work the evenings and weekends, so it drastically limits my time that I’ll devote to GNOME.
I now have a new blog and website, and a new domain name: swilmet.be.
My old blog, on gnome.org, is still available.
The main reasons for the switch are to have more control with WordPress, have my own domain name, and be able for visitors to post comments more easily (there were several problems with the comments area on blogs.gnome.org).
I think it’s useful to have a list of projects fundraisers in GNOME or at least GNOME-related. Ideally it would be nice to have that list on the gnome.org website, it looks to me an obvious thing to do, but after a discussion on the GNOME foundation-list, it seems unlikely to happen anytime soon.
So I’ve created this wiki page in the meantime. It also explains the difference with donations made to the GNOME Foundation.
The list includes the GtkSourceView fundraiser that I launched last month. I plan to write regular updates on that front on this blog, for example every two months. Stay tuned, and thanks for your support 🙂
This is my first blog post.
My name is Sébastien Wilmet. I live in Belgium, and I currently study computer science at the university (in Louvain-la-Neuve).
I’m the maintainer of LaTeXila, an integrated LaTeX environment written in Vala. I also contribute to other modules, like GtkSourceView.
I’m not a GSoC student, but maybe next year 😉