Chattin' with OpenSUSE's Zonker
By barton808 on Feb 22, 2008
When I was at SCALE the weekend before last I caught up with Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier. It was Zonker's 8th day on the job as the OpenSUSE community manager and we talked about his plans and thoughts regarding the new position.
Who is Zonker?
- As of the beginning of the month, the new OpenSUSE community manager.
- A former high tech journalist who has written for Linux Magazine, Sys Admin, IBM developerWorks, Linux Weekly News, Enterprise Linux Magazine, NewsFactor, ComputorEdge, Corante, ZDNet, Unix Review, NewsForge.com, Linux.com
- A self-described "Linux geek"
- A native of Pacific, Missouri
Some of the topics we tackle:
- What its like to go from interviewer, to interviewee
- Looking at the Novel Microsoft deal a year and a half later.
- How he would sum up the OpenSUSE community
- His goals for his new position and where he thinks he can add the most value.