EFY Times  
Thursday, November 27, 2014

 
GO
 
 

Open Source Professionals Are Preferred Over Others: CollabNet
 
Home >> Infotech >> Interviews
 
Open Source Professionals Are Preferred Over Others: CollabNet  
 
"If I have to hire for the engineering teams, I would look for open source exposure in every hire. We are always glad to hire such professionals," said Karthi Swaminathan, vice president, site operations and engineering, CollabNet.   
Rate this news:  (2 Votes)
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 If you are an open source professional, you have an advantage over others, when it comes to finding a job. Professionals with exposure in open source technology are considered better engineers and have an edge over others. Companies like CollabNet are always on a look-out for such professionals and provide them adequate platform for exploring their love for open source.

In an exclusive conversation with EFYTimes.com, Karthi Swaminathan, vice president, site operations and engineering, CollabNet, spoke about how exposure in open source technology helps a candidate get an edge. Excerpts:

Open source professionals, Open source jobs, CollabNet, Karthi Swaminathan, Open source technology, efytimes.com




What portion of your business is based on open source technology?

Subversion, one of the very successful and popular open source projects, is core part of our enterprise applications. We also use some emerging open source technologies like Git. We are the only enterprise product provider, which supports both Subversion and Git in our products. A portion of our business is based on open source technology but having said that, we also have proprietary products. When it comes to product development, our core DNA of the company is behind the open source principals. We don't try to monetize heavily on the open source part of it but we do use open source stack in our enterprise products. We also provide a lot of value added services for Subversion. We have come up with an extension of Subversion called Subversion Edge, which is a popular download and we offer that for free as well. We have made it easy for the start-ups and early adopters of Subversion to get started pretty fast using Subversion Edge. We provide value added services like support and consulting for open source Subversion.

What advantages do you see in developing solutions for open source?

Open source by its nature attracts some of the greatest talents across the industry to come together and contribute. A mature open source product is will solve a specific issue and is technically sound.

The point that you mentioned about open source attracting the best talent in the industry, does that apply in the Indian context as well?

Yes. If we look at this scenario in India 5-6 years back, the level of talent available for contributing to open source was minimal and we were one of the pioneers in that space. We have engineers who contribute to the Subversion project from India. I believe one of the first committers from Asia to Subversion project is an employee of us. But of late, things are changing for good. We are starting to see many people making a lot of contribution to various open source projects, which is really good.

Do you see a rise in people adopting open source technology as a career option as well?

It is an interesting thing. It basically depends on a person's inclination as well. There are people who have completely adopted open source as their option, irrespective of the remuneration. They just want to contribute to the society. People now know that by working on open source projects, they get to collaborate with best minds across industry. It gives them lot of respect, visibility and marketability.

Does that mean making career in open source is becoming attractive because the number of options available have increased?

I don't know whether I can say jobs are increasing but open source contribution adds value to the profile of the candidate. It certainly depends on what contribution they are making and what open source project are they working on.

What kind of exposure of open source technology do you look for in a candidate when you hire at CollabNet?

We at CollabNet look for a variety of technologies. We obviously look for the best and the brightest in the industry when hiring. Any kind of exposure or direct association with open source projects is an added advantage. We contribute a lot to the open source projects. That also gives the candidates a lot of opportunity to not just work for the business needs of the company but also contribute to the open source community.

What portion of your hiring includes professionals with exposure in open source technology?

Like I said, while hiring for the engineering teams, I would look for open source exposure. We are always glad to hire professionals with open source contribution. I cannot say a percentage in this case but I can confidently say that professionals with experience in open source technology are preferred over the others. If there is some very good talent which does not have experience with open source technology, we encourage them to get associated with any open source projects of their interest when they come on board.

Diksha  P Gupta, EFYTIMES News Network


Print Email Post Comment  (1)
(Total Views: 3859)
 
Share

 
 

1 Comments

saravanan chandrasekaran   768 days ago

Karthi is right.
Reply  
 
Infotech News
   
Launched Globally - The First And The Only App Of Its Kind, Pop Locker Offers One-Stop Total Security Solution To Android Users Worldwide
GL Enhances Direct T1 E1 Access To SONET SDH Optical Streams For Emulation & Analysis
Epson Partners With Lucep And Lifesize To Showcase The Future Of Business Technology
Unity Finally Releases Long-Promised Version 4.6 With New UI System
Now A Railway App Is Here To Book Daily Local Train Tickets Over Phone!
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

5 Things To Know About Facebook's Privacy Policy
10 Smartphones You Can Expect To See In 2015!
Schneider Electric India Highlights Importance Of ICT For Smart Cities, Citing An Independent Survey
Amazon Development Centre India Is The Highest New Jobs Creator In Karnataka
Sony To Launch New E-Paper Based Smartwatch In 2015
New Policies Lined Up For MSME And Start-Up Ventures In Gujarat
SanDisk Co-Founder And Retired CEO Receives United States’Highest Honor For Scientific Achievement And Innovation At White House Ceremony
Altera CEO John Daane Receives 2014 Robert N. Noyce Award From Semiconductor Industry Association
Industry's First 10-W Wireless Power Solution Allows Consumers To Charge Faster And Cooler Without Plugging In
New M-Series IGBTs From STMicroelectronics Raise Energy Efficiency And Ruggedness For Solar And Industrial Power
 
   

Weekly

Teradata And MapR Partnership Expands Hadoop Choices Within Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture
Google's Material Design Ideas A Part Of Linux Distros Now!
Six Fastest Supercomputers In The World!
Nokia Z Launcher Released On Google Play For Android 4.1 and Higher Versions!
Oracle Advances Data Integration Portfolio With Major Enhancements To Oracle GoldenGate 12c
Top 7 Technologies To Watch Out For In 2015!
8 Killer Music Streaming Clients For Linux Users
8 Most Useful Ajax And PHP Based Webmail Clients
ZTE Releases Grand S II With Voice-Control Technology In India
8 Cyber-Crime Predictions For The Year To Come – 2015
Meet A Smartphone Look-Alike Handgun – Taurus Curve
Beware Android Users! A New Malware Is Here To Turn You Into Hackers' Slaves
Celkon Millennia Epic Q550 With Android 4.4 KitKat Launched
15 Unique And Must Have Android Apps To Make iPhone Users Feel Jealous
12 Major Applications To Be Shipped With Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon
Microsoft Shows Further Commitment Towards Open Source, Releases Docker Client For Windows
 
   

Overall

Features
Learn How To Pentest WPA/WPA2 Networks With Kali Linux
Accessing anyone's Wi-Fi connection without due permission is illegal hacking but it can be used for penetration testing and secure hacking to know th...
Here Is All You Need To Know Before Choosing Between Debian And Ubuntu!
Here we will discuss the basic differences between Debian and Ubuntu, to help you understand which is best suited for your needs....
5 Tips For Developers To Protect Their Mobile Apps From Hacking
Here we have five tips for app developers to let them know how they can protect their apps....
8 Most Interesting PHP Projects For Developers
Experimentation with programming becomes fun if done with PHP. Here are eight most interesting projects which can be implemented with PHP....
10 Best Alternative Browsers For Ubuntu Linux
Here we have compiled a list of ten best alternative browsers for Ubuntu which might impress you....
10 Useful Security Firewall Software For Linux
Here we are giving you a list of ten most popular firewalls which might prove useful for your requirements....
10 Best Video Editing Software For Linux
Here we'll discuss ten most potential video editors available for Linux....
7 Best Graphical Web-Based Network Monitoring Tools For Linux
Graphical and web-based network monitoring tools are necessary for monitoring CPU load, network traffic stats, memory consumption etc....
10 Best Sites To Find Remote Jobs For Web Developers And Programmers
There are some great sites which help you find remote coding jobs. Check them out here....
7 Major Linux Security Distributions – Know Which One Suits You The Most!
Here we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of all the seven major Linux security distributions....
10 Coolest Facts About Android 5.0 Lollipop!
To make out the most from the new Android, we're bringing you ten coolest tips and tricks for the Android Lollipop....
5 Best Online Backup Tools For Ubuntu Linux
Online cloud backups are always good for an overall backup plan, but it's equally important to keep data secure, encrypted and backed up automatically...
6 Best Development Methods To Create Scalable CSS
Here are the best six CSS development methodologies and style guides which can help you....
8 Most Useful Ajax And PHP Based Webmail Clients
These clients offer excellent user interface and sophisticated privacy protection and it allows users view HTML formatted email messages easily....
7 Best Free Archive Managers For Linux
Here we have compiled a list of seven best archive managers which can be used on daily basis....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
Switching To Tizen Doesn’t Mean We Are Abandoning Android: Samsung
The company has worked to build Tizen up from scratch and has now introduced it to developers and the general public with its latest range of wearable...
Venturing Into The Cloud? Develop A Customised Cloud Strategy First!
Diksha P Gupta speaks to Rushikesh Jadhav, cloud evangelist, ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd, on how the cloud has changed the way compan...
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions