My first days at Huawei

I joined Huawei couple of weeks ago as OpenSource Operation expert for Europe. I would like to share my first feeling.

Warm welcome

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:

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:

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 !

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