I’m super excited to announce that, as of today (Monday, November 13th, 2017), I have become fully independent — and am no longer doing any work, of any kind, for SUSE or Network World.
What this means
- I now have (significantly) more time to dedicate towards my show (The Lunduke Show) as well as my journalism work, other writing, and related projects. This is now my full time job.
- It also means that I am completely independent. I am not employed by any company that can influence the words that I say or the topics that I cover.
A little background
I’ve been podcasting and writing articles for quite a long time now — with my start in podcasting dating all the way back to 2006 — but, until today, I’ve always had my primary paycheck come from another source. Whether I was managing teams of engineers at video game companies or doing marketing work for a Linux firm… the bulk of my time, by necessity of keeping food on the table, had to be spent on areas other than my shows.
As the success of The Lunduke Show continued to grow, it became clear that the time was finally here — for the first time in the last 11+ years I could finally earn my living entirely by producing shows and writing articles/books… all on my own.
I started writing articles for Network World back in 2012 — over 5 years ago. In that time I’ve written more articles (mostly on Linux) than I can shake a stick at. I did the quick math and, in those 5 years, I wrote more words than make up The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. That’s a lot of words.
Now I’ll be writing those words for myself and publishing them (for the most part) here on Lunduke.com.
For SUSE, I started working there in 2013 — about 4 years ago — in their marketing division. Today, SUSE issued this press release:
NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov. 13, 2017 — Today, SUSE announced that Bryan Lunduke is leaving the organization. A long-time Linux industry journalist and social media figure, Bryan joined the SUSE team in December 2013 and was instrumental in helping the company greatly increase brand awareness and social media following.
At SUSE, Bryan served in a variety of roles including social media manager and most recently as technology and community evangelist. Having used these roles to successfully contribute to SUSE’s growth and momentum, Bryan is now looking to return to the world of journalism and pursue new projects and opportunities.
“Having the opportunity to work with, and build, the SUSE brand – one of the oldest in the Free Software and Linux world – has been an amazing experience,” Lunduke said. “I look forward to seeing what the SUSE engineers do in the future. But now is the right time for me to refocus my attention on my passion for journalism.”
This is thanks to you
This is possible thanks to all of you.
The supporters over at Patreon that helped to bootstrap my video production. The amazing companies (System76 and Pogo Linux) that have supported me from early on in this endeavor. And all of you for helping to spread the word about what I do.
To all of you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.