Five years ago I got an email from Kristine with “Linaro Assignee On-Boarding” title. Those were busy years.
According to stackalytics I did 1144 reviews so far:
Those were different ones — from simple fixes to new features. Sometimes it was hard to convince projects that my idea makes sense. There were patches with over 50 revisions. Some needed split to smaller ones, reordering etc.
And at the end AArch64 is just another architecture in OpenStack family. Linaro Developer Cloud managed to pass official certifications etc.
Countless projects. From suggesting ‘can you publish aarch64 wheel’ to adding code to make it happen. Or work on getting manylinux2014 working properly.
We have Jenkins setup at Linaro. With several build machines attached to it. And countless amount of jobs running there. I maintain several ones and my job is taking care and adding new ones when needed.
Due to my work at Linaro Enterprise Group (renamed later at Linaro Datacenter & Cloud Group) I dealt with many AArch64 server systems. From HPe Moonshot to Huawei D06. With Qualcomm Falkor in meantime. Used CentOS 7/8 on them. Debian 9/10/11. Added needed config entries to Debian kernel to get them working out of the box (iirc excluding M400 cartridges no one maintained any more).
I did “OpenStack on AArch64” talk at three conferences in a row. First Linaro Connect LAS16 (as group talk), then on Pingwinaria in Poland and finally in Kiev, Ukraine. Same slides, translated English -> Polish -> English and updated each time.
Since then I do not give lectures at conferences any more. Prefer to attend someone’s talks. Or spend time on hallway discussions. Linaro Connect events were good place for them (and hope they will be in future too).
At the end of each there was listing of every person who worked at Linaro for 5 or 10 years. Due to pandemic I missed that part. But hope for that memorial glass ;D