My first days at Huawei
I was really impressed during the hiring process about the availability and friendly discussions we had with all people I had the chance to meet.
It's confirmed when I joined: I received a very warm welcome, very positive mood.
This first day I had a meeting with my bosses QinYao and Bryan. They took the time to introduce the overall strategy and key objectives. It was very helpful and I was able to start my ramp up the first evening ;) In the meantime, Pauline (HR) introduced the company in France and HR details.
To be honest, it took me couple of days to understand processes, trainings (and corresponding exams) and internal tools. However, the phone application is very convenient: we have almost everything on the phone app.
Once tools installed, I was really pleased and impressed to see all warm welcome messages from my teammates. Adrian, Jason, Loretta, Goetz, Etienne, Christian, and all others took the time for a welcome call providing some details. It was really great, and just after couple of days, I had the feeling to be part of the team. So great.
Great team, very interesting
On the first Friday, I had the chance to attend to the first monthly team meeting. Huawei open source operation is part of the Europe Standard and Industry Development (SID) team. This team is working on a wide range of domains: hardware/semi conductor, network, cloud, automotive, ...
It's super interesting to see such different topics, and having details from major people in their domains.
The team is both friendly and highly qualified on their scopes. I'm so glad and proud to be part of this team !
Huawei, major player in Open Source
If you don't know, Huawei is a major contributor and player in Open Source.
Huawei is heavily involved in open source:
- Linux Foundation and many of their sub-foundations (CNCF, O3DE, LFAI, ...) (https://www.linuxfoundation.org/join/members/)
- Eclipse Foundation (https://www.eclipse.org/membership/showMember.php?member_id=1380)
- OW2 (https://www.ow2.org/view/Members/huaweitechnologiesresearchdevelopmentbelgiumnv)
- of course Apache Software Foundation (https://apache.org/foundation/thanks.html)
- and several other foundations and projects
And it's not just a posture: open source is in the heart of Huawei. That's why I'm so excited to be in the team, discovering new projects, new foundations, new guys :)
I already helped Huawei as mentor for several Apache projects:
- Apache CarbonData (https://carbondata.apache.org/), an indexed columnar format. I was mentor during incubation and the project has been graduated as TLP on April 2017 (https://www.huawei.com/en/news/2017/4/Huawei-CarbonData-Program).
- Apache ServiceComb (https://servicecomb.apache.org/), a full stack microservice framework. I was also mentor during the incubation and the project has been graduated as TLP on October 2018 (https://sdtimes.com/micro/apache-servicecomb-is-now-an-asf-top-level-project/).
- Apache BlueMarlin is still in incubation and it takes more time than expected to build the community. I'm struggling to get traction from the original team. I have to resume my work on this podling.
Roadmap: open source in Europe
So, what's my next steps ?
Of course, Apache foundation and projects are (as always) in my bucket, and I see potentially lot of opportunities to leverage new projects in Huawei products.
However, my first starting targets are Eclipse and GAIA-X related projects. I'm learning the ecosystem, it's super interesting.
For now, I can't share lot of details (because, as said, I'm still learning), but, stay tuned, I will publish new blog posts soon.
So, to summarize, I'm very happy so far, and I really love to work in this team. Thanks all !