January 5, 2024

As I mentioned in my October 2023 blog Open For Work, RIFs happen, corporate priorities change, and new opportunities present themselves. I am excited to share I am joining the FreeBSD Foundation as their fractional leader of advocacy and community. In this role, I’ll bring my experience as their Sr. Director to lead the Foundation’s advocacy, marketing, and community efforts to develop a Go-to-Market plan, long term vision for promoting the benefits of FreeBSD, and increasing adoption of FreeBSD with individuals and organizations.

FreeBSD is a free Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), also known as “Berkeley Unix.” For over three decades, FreeBSD and the global community that contributes to it have made advancements in security, performance, and stability in computing and technologies. I’m not going to go into the features or differentiation here – you can learn that on the Project page

And talking about the Project, if you haven’t heard about it, you will. The Foundation is investing in their advocacy and community efforts and we will be talking about the Project, the benefits, and the use cases to the markets where this technology makes a difference. We will bring awareness to the technology, communicate the why and how to a user, and help support new users on their FreeBSD journey. 

I’m very excited to get back to Open Source Marketing and leading the advocacy efforts at the FreeBSD Foundation  Happy New Year and here’s to a great 2024!