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 * '''Status :''' ''Ubuntero''  * '''Status :''' ''Ubuntu MOTU Developer''.
 * '''Project :''' Xubuntu Developer
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 * '''O/S :''' Ubuntu w/Xfce4 (''XUbuntu'')
 * '''E-mail :''' cody.somerville@gmail.com
 * '''O/S :''' Ubuntu w/Xfce4 (''Xubuntu'')
 * '''E-mail :''' cody-somerville@ubuntu.com
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 * '''IRC :''' ''somerville32'' @ irc.freenode.net  * '''IRC :''' ''cody-somerville'' @ irc.freenode.net
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I've been using Ubuntu for some time now (not quite sure how long, I'd have to go digging for that information) and I've really come to love and enjoy using Linux on the desktop and server. Even though I considered myself a very tech-savy person before joining the linux community, I've found Ubuntu to be exceptionally easy to use and recommend it to all my friends and family. I've been using Ubuntu for some time now (not quite sure how long, I'd have to go digging for that information) and I've really come to love and enjoy using Linux on the desktop and server. Even though I considered myself a very tech-savvy person before joining the Linux community, I've found Ubuntu to be exceptionally easy to use and recommend it to all my friends and family.
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I love Ubuntu so much that I've decied that I want to give back to the Ubuntu community! I'm a frequent idler of #xubuntu and have recently started to participate in #ubuntu-ca and #ubuntu-motu. I also hope to lend some of my programming skills to help improve the Xubuntu distribution and Ubuntu as a whole. Even though I still consider myself a ''newbie'' compared to the other amazingly talented individuals in our community, I think my dedication, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and my ever developing technical aptitude and skills could become an asset to the Ubuntu project. I love Ubuntu so much that I've decided that I want to give back to the Ubuntu community! I'm a frequent idler of #xubuntu, #xubuntu-devel, #ubuntu-ca, #ubuntu-marketing, #launchpad, #xubuntu-offtopic, #ubuntu-marketing, #ubuntu-doc and #ubuntu-motu regularly. I also hope to lend some of my programming skills to help improve the Xubuntu distribution and Ubuntu as a whole. Even though I still consider myself a ''newbie'' compared to the other amazingly talented individuals in our community, I think my dedication, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and my ever developing technical aptitude and skills could become an asset to the Ubuntu project.
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I can program in Java, Pike, JavaScript, Bash Script, and LPC comfortably. I'm interested in learning Python, C, and C++ soon as well as improving on the aforementioned languages. Love to ramble about CS/tech topics and don't mind lots of questions? Then I've got an ear to listen with. :] I can program in Java, Pike, Python, JavaScript, C++, PHP, Bash Script, and LPC comfortably and I'm always looking to learn more.

Love to ramble about CS/tech topics and don't mind lots of questions? Then I've got an ear to listen with. :]
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Other distros that I have experience with include RedHat 9, Debian, DSL (my first linux adistro), Slackware, Fedora Core, and a few other small utility distros. Other distros that I have experience with include RedHat 9, Debian, DSL (my first linux distro), Slackware, Fedora Core, and a few other small utility distros.

== My Contributions ==

=== Team Membership ===

You can view the teams that I'm a member of at https://launchpad.net/~cody-somerville/+participation

=== Translation/Localization ===

 * Member of English (Ca) Translation Team ([https://translations.launchpad.net/people/cody-somerville/+translations Translations]).

=== Support & Bug Triage ===

 * Tech support on #xubuntu on irc.freenode.net
 * Regular [https://launchpad.net/people/cody-somerville/+karma bug triaging] on launchpad and [https://launchpad.net/people/cody-somerville/+reportedbugs bug reporting].

=== Documentation ===

 * Very frequent contributor to Xubuntu Wiki pages ([:Xubuntu/]*)
 * Contributor to Xubuntu Desktop Guide (w/ SVN commit access)

=== Community, Advocacy, & Marketing ===

 * (Previous) Chief Editor of UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter
 * Local advocacy at school and in the community (Public speaking, posters, word of mouth, etc.)
 * Presenter for Xubuntu session in [:UbuntuOpenWeek:Ubuntu Open Week] event.
 * #xubuntu and #xubuntu-* IRC contact and operator
 * Developing LoCo Team Fredericton (NB, CA)

=== Code, Packaging, & Development ===

 * Xubuntu project leader
 * Member of the Debian Python Packaging Team
 * Admin & Developer of [http://Xubuntu.org Xubuntu.org]
 * SRU for Curl in Edgy ([https://launchpad.net/bugs/73447 Bug #73447])
 * SRU for Mousepad in Dapper ([https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/mousepad/+bug/56161 Bug #56161])
 * Security upload for syslog-ng in Edgy, Feisty, and Gutsy ([https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/syslog-ng/+bug/183389 Bug #183389]

I have contributed to the following uploads in addition to the following uploads listed at https://launchpad.net/~cody-somerville/+packages

 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exaile/0.2.11.1-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-session/4.4.1-2ubuntu2
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/catfish/0.3-0ubuntu2
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xubuntu-default-settings/0.36
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-wallpapers/0.19
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pyneighborhood/0.4-0ubuntu2
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+source/pysdm/0.4.1-0ubuntu1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/atl2/2.0.3-3 (See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/atl2/+bug/190342 Bug #190342]).
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+source/xubuntu-docs/8.04.1
 * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+source/xubuntu-docs/8.04.1

== Plans & Goals ==

I hope to continue to improve Xubuntu and Ubuntu as a whole by developing custom applications, patching and packaging, giving support on irc support channels, writing wiki pages and documentation, and so much more.

Some things I'd like to accomplish in the future include:

 * Making day-to-day desktop operations easy and fully functional in comparison to other popular operating systems and then some.
 * Developing the Xubuntu community.
 * Contributing upstream to Xfce4 & Thunar.
 * Improving the Xubuntu desktop experience through researching common custom or helpful modification to default settings.
 * Continuing maintenance and development of Xubuntu wiki pages and website.
 * Developing custom solutions and contributing to upstream applications to help make the Xubuntu (and Ubuntu) distribution ''well rounded''.
 * And so much much more...

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'''Note''': ''A lot of people have borrowed/used (some with explicit permissions, others none at all) my homepage "template" -- Feel free to do so. :)''

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About me

I've been using Ubuntu for some time now (not quite sure how long, I'd have to go digging for that information) and I've really come to love and enjoy using Linux on the desktop and server. Even though I considered myself a very tech-savvy person before joining the Linux community, I've found Ubuntu to be exceptionally easy to use and recommend it to all my friends and family.

I love Ubuntu so much that I've decided that I want to give back to the Ubuntu community! I'm a frequent idler of #xubuntu, #xubuntu-devel, #ubuntu-ca, #ubuntu-marketing, #launchpad, #xubuntu-offtopic, #ubuntu-marketing, #ubuntu-doc and #ubuntu-motu regularly. I also hope to lend some of my programming skills to help improve the Xubuntu distribution and Ubuntu as a whole. Even though I still consider myself a newbie compared to the other amazingly talented individuals in our community, I think my dedication, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and my ever developing technical aptitude and skills could become an asset to the Ubuntu project.

Skill Set

I can program in Java, Pike, Python, JavaScript, C++, PHP, Bash Script, and LPC comfortably and I'm always looking to learn more.

Love to ramble about CS/tech topics and don't mind lots of questions? Then I've got an ear to listen with. :]

I also consider myself to be proficient in written and spoken English but I can be a horrible speller at times. <g>

Other notable skills include leadership, organization, and the ability to quickly learn new topics.

Other distros that I have experience with include RedHat 9, Debian, DSL (my first linux distro), Slackware, Fedora Core, and a few other small utility distros.

My Contributions

Team Membership

You can view the teams that I'm a member of at https://launchpad.net/~cody-somerville/+participation

Translation/Localization

Support & Bug Triage

Documentation

  • Very frequent contributor to Xubuntu Wiki pages ([:Xubuntu/]*)
  • Contributor to Xubuntu Desktop Guide (w/ SVN commit access)

Community, Advocacy, & Marketing

  • (Previous) Chief Editor of UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

  • Local advocacy at school and in the community (Public speaking, posters, word of mouth, etc.)
  • Presenter for Xubuntu session in [:UbuntuOpenWeek:Ubuntu Open Week] event.

  • #xubuntu and #xubuntu-* IRC contact and operator
  • Developing LoCo Team Fredericton (NB, CA)

Code, Packaging, & Development

I have contributed to the following uploads in addition to the following uploads listed at https://launchpad.net/~cody-somerville/+packages

Plans & Goals

I hope to continue to improve Xubuntu and Ubuntu as a whole by developing custom applications, patching and packaging, giving support on irc support channels, writing wiki pages and documentation, and so much more.

Some things I'd like to accomplish in the future include:

  • Making day-to-day desktop operations easy and fully functional in comparison to other popular operating systems and then some.
  • Developing the Xubuntu community.
  • Contributing upstream to Xfce4 & Thunar.

  • Improving the Xubuntu desktop experience through researching common custom or helpful modification to default settings.
  • Continuing maintenance and development of Xubuntu wiki pages and website.
  • Developing custom solutions and contributing to upstream applications to help make the Xubuntu (and Ubuntu) distribution well rounded.

  • And so much much more...


Note: A lot of people have borrowed/used (some with explicit permissions, others none at all) my homepage "template" -- Feel free to do so. :)


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