Canonical: Take 60 seconds with Henrik Omma
This Month we have profiled a member of the Canonical family, who has been with us almost from the start
Read on to see his recollection of what Canonical was like in the early days and why he enjoys working here.
*Take 60 seconds with Henrik Omma*
Henrik works as the Enterprise Applications Team Manager and has been with Canonical for 6 years.
*In layman’s terms what do you do?*
I manage a small team that develops & maintains in-house systems used for sales, finance and HR.
*What did you do before joining Canonical?*
I was doing a Doctorate in Astrophysics at Oxford. I actually started with Canonical part-time while I was still writing up my thesis. It was good to balance the two activities because thesis writing can be a long and monotonous process. I moved to full time in May 2005, after completing the thesis.
I had been using Linux for fluid dynamics simulations on super computers for my thesis research, which then introduced me to the world of Open Source. I became interested in the philosophy and the world changing potential of Open Source and started my own project called the OpenCD. Later I also co-founded ‘Software Freedom Day’. Both these projects were about spreading the message of Open Source and increasing adoption.
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