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NewsForge: Finding an Open Source Programming Job

May 06, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Brian Aker, director of architecture for MySQL AB, says one good way to find an open source programming job is to contact him. He's looking. And his criteria are uniquely open source. 'I'm not looking for someone who sends a resume to my mailbox and hasn't looked at our product,' he says, 'or who has a resume that has the all hottest current skills and every popular certification listed on it.'

"Aker is more interested in accompishments than credentials. He checks who's speaking at software conferences, and regularly checks open source project updates listed at freshmeat. 'People whose names show up there frequently tend to get my notice,' he says..."

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