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||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;"><<TableOfContents>>|| = Cody A.W. Somerville =
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 * '''Name :''' Cody A.W. Somerville
 * '''Status :''' ''Ubuntu Core Developer''; and ''Canonical Release Engineer''
 * '''Project :''' Xubuntu Developer; and Canonical OEM Custom Engineering Solutions Group
 * '''Location :''' Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
 * '''O/S :''' Xubuntu
 * '''E-mail :''' cody-somerville@ubuntu.com/cody.somerville@canonical.com
 * '''Launchpad :''' https://launchpad.net/~cody-somerville
 * '''IRC :''' ''cody-somerville'' @ irc.freenode.net
'''Location :''' Ottawa, ON, Canada
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{{attachment:CodySomerville-ubuntu-user2.png}} '''Launchpad :''' https://launchpad.net/~cody-somerville
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== About me == '''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-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. === About me ===
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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, #ubuntu-mobile, #ubuntu-testing, #ubuntu-desktop, #ubuntu-motu and a number of other channels 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. I'm an Ubuntu Core Developer since 2009, member of the Ubuntu Developer Membership board, and former project leader for the Xubuntu flavour of Ubuntu.
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In Winter 2008, I was elected by the Xubuntu community as the Xubuntu Project Leader and later approved as a Ubuntu Developer by the MOTU Council. Previously an employee of Canonical, I designed and implemented the image building, software package repository management, and release infrastructure used by the Professional Engineering and Services group to deliver Ubuntu pre-installed on eight-to-ten million devices in 2011.
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Early of August 2008, I was hired by Canonical as the OEM Services Custom Engineering Group's release engineer. I'm now an engineer in Hewlett-Packard's Office of Corporate Strategy and Technology doing fun cloud R&D stuff :)
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On October 13th, 2009, I became a Ubuntu core developer. I'm always happy to lend a hand or help anyway I can. If you're interested in any of the projects I'm involved in or think I'd be interested in one of yours, please feel free to contact me.
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== Skill Set == === Areas of Contributions ===
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I can program in Java, Pike, Python, JavaScript (getting rusty), C/C++, PHP, Bash Script, Objective-C, 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, RHEL 3, 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
 * Ubuntu Core Developer and MOTU
 * Image building infrastructure
 * Member of Ubuntu Developer Membership board
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=== 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

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

 * Xubuntu project leader
 * Member of the Ubuntu developer team
 * Member of the Xubuntu developer team
 * Member of the Debian Python Packaging Team
 * Member of the Ubuntu Universe SRU Approval Team
 * Admin & Developer of [[http://Xubuntu.org|Xubuntu.org]]

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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. :)''
 * Former Xubuntu Project Lead and Developer - developed the Xubuntu project strategy document
 * Former Chief Editor of UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter
 * Former member of the Ubuntu Universe SRU Approval Team

Cody A.W. Somerville

Location : Ottawa, ON, Canada

Launchpad : https://launchpad.net/~cody-somerville

IRC : cody-somerville @ irc.freenode.net

About me

I'm an Ubuntu Core Developer since 2009, member of the Ubuntu Developer Membership board, and former project leader for the Xubuntu flavour of Ubuntu.

Previously an employee of Canonical, I designed and implemented the image building, software package repository management, and release infrastructure used by the Professional Engineering and Services group to deliver Ubuntu pre-installed on eight-to-ten million devices in 2011.

I'm now an engineer in Hewlett-Packard's Office of Corporate Strategy and Technology doing fun cloud R&D stuff Smile :)

I'm always happy to lend a hand or help anyway I can. If you're interested in any of the projects I'm involved in or think I'd be interested in one of yours, please feel free to contact me.

Areas of Contributions

  • Ubuntu Core Developer and MOTU
  • Image building infrastructure
  • Member of Ubuntu Developer Membership board
  • Member of the Ubuntu Documentation Project Core Commiter Team
  • Former Xubuntu Project Lead and Developer - developed the Xubuntu project strategy document
  • Former Chief Editor of UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

  • Former member of the Ubuntu Universe SRU Approval Team


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