In three weeks, I will be joining the team at New Vector, working with Matrix, an open communications protocol. It's exciting to be working full time on Free/Open Source software again (I used to work for a Moodle partner). Matrix itself is pretty exciting, with features such as federation (the ability to host your own server and communicate with anyone else using Matrix), bridging together different communication networks, and end-to-end encryption.
My tasks at New Vector will be quite varied. At some point I will be working on bridges, but to start with, I'll probably be helping out with some of the more pressing tasks such as spec wrangling (both documenting missing parts of the spec, and working with the community on spec improvements), doing some work on Dendrite, and helping out with some of the outstanding end-to-end encryption UX work.
I've been doing some Matrix-related things in my spare time, and I've been enjoying it, both working with the technology and interacting with the community. But my free time has been quite limited, so I'm really looking forward to being able to work on Matrix full-time starting in a few weeks.