My name is Laura Paduano, and I'm a developer in the 8-member openATTIC team.
This Linux-based, storage management solution produced by it-novum has been continuously developed since 2012. The openATTIC framework combines a variety of tools for creating and administering large storage systems and clusters in a single graphical user interface.
A 12-month internship and then full training
I've been really lucky to be able to get into software programming in such a well-supervised, step-by-step way. After secondary school, I got my diploma in information technology. I had a computer at home and was really interested in understanding how that "tin box" functioned, so it was great when I got to do the practical part of my diploma with it-novum. During my internship I focused on what the interior of the computer looks like and its underlying components. With the help of one of my colleagues, I built my first Linux system and tried out my first shell commands.
It was then that I noticed a steadily growing interest in programming. That's why I decided once I had finished my diploma that I wanted to train as an IT specialist working in application development. When I started working on openATTIC, the project was still in its infancy. And that's what I found so interesting: getting to work with a project from its inception to what it has become today.
Active participation in projects
Before I became a full member of the openATTIC team, I had the opportunity to actively work on development projects in other areas. Also, from time to time one of our consultants would take me with him to customer appointments, where I got to know customer systems and helped provide support for their configuration. This gave me good insights into the scope of services that IT consultants provide – from advising customers to the final implementation of the openATTIC storage management system.For me, the decision to train as an IT specialist in software development was the perfect choice – I just love my job!
Comment: The openATTIC project, together with the storage area of it-novum passed to SUSE in November 2016. SUSE will further develop openATTIC as a management front-end for the management of ceph clusters.