Interview with Keith Poole of Desura

Posted by liamdawe on Jun 30, 2011 3:41 AM EDT; By liamdawe
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Here is the first part of the interview with Keith Poole one of the Linux engineers bringing Desura over to Linux!

Q) Can you introduce yourself a little and how you got into working with Desura?

A) Hey I’m Keith, I was born and live in Perth, Australia but want to travel more in the next few years. From around the age of 10 I was interested in computers, and this led me from job to job, gaining experience and contacts before I eventually became a qualified System and Network Engineer. I was always a hobbyist programmer though, and have created many little interesting projects which I may put online at some point. Not long after I finished my certifications I sort of slipped and fell into a software development role with my previous employer, and that's where I stayed. I had known Scott (Desura) from a few years back through a mutual friend, and bumped into him a few times here and there. Earlier this year I caught up with him for this mutual friends going away drinks, and was discussing some of the Linux and software related ideas and projects that I had, and also let it drop that I was looking for new scenery as far as employment goes. Shortly there-after I signed a contract with Desura, and we embarked on this mission to bring the platform to Linux. Not as much to it as you'd think really, although there may have been some lengthy negotiations and a hefty planning stage (how, who, when, etc).

See the rest of part one at the source!

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