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Me in Brief
I'm an Internet Marketer in Greenville, South Carolina. I travel a lot, but not as much as I used to (in 2008, but I stayed grounded towards the end of 2008...). I've been using *nix for about nine years now. I started off on Slackware after being compelled by friends on DarkFire IRC. This lasted quite a while until I switched to Debian and FreeBSD. I seemed to love Debian more, but FreeBSD has its places in the server world. I have a few dedicated servers running CentOS 5.0. I guess I'm just a flexible guy. I guess I'm an all-around fan of open source.
I found Ubuntu about 3 years ago and also have a loving relationship with Debian. I use both Debian and Ubuntu for personal use (for different things, mainly Debian on my production server machine(s) at home and server environments). In the past year or so, I've been using Ubuntu all of the time on my workstations (laptops and P.C.) in stable current release and development branches. I enjoy testing, reporting bugs and giving back to the community through answering questions where I can whether it be on on the forums, launchpad Answers, or just the mailing list (usually ubuntu-users). I also contribute to the apache-devel, apache and mysql mailing lists some in order to help others out.
I began my activity with the Ubuntu Community in early 2007. I officially started the South Carolina US Team after much thought and talk with Eric Lake (etank). I am helping it grow and hope to get it approved as an official LoCo in 2009. Go Team South Carolina!
Contributions to the Ubuntu Community
Ubuntu User & Active Contributer to the Open Source Community
Ubuntu Team South Carolina (United States) Team Leader
Member of Ubuntu Beginner's Team Answers
Member of Ubuntu Marketing Team
Member of Ubuntu Team South Carolina
Launchpad Bug Contributions
Other Wiki Contributions
South Carolina Team Items
Run most of the weekly IRC meetings and post summaries and logs.
Moderator for the South Carolina Team Sub-Forum.
Plan and coordinate efforts related to South Carolina LoCo Team efforts.
Some of my other South Carolina Randomness
Content contribution and editor for South Carolina team web site.
Goals For The South Carolina LoCo Team in 2008
Help the team grow in active membership and size. (Done)
Help the team coordinate efforts, coordinate abilities, and achieve/keep active members. (Done)
Plan and document team happenings and upcoming events. (Needed to do more of, start 2009 with a clean slate)
Form official South Carolina LoCo Team Charter. (Done)
Become an Approved LoCo team. (Not done, postponed to 2009)
Get to a point as a team where we will be able to mentor other LoCo teams. (Postponed to 2009)
Goals For The South Carolina LoCo Team in 2009
Official LoCo Team Approval.
New web site.
New active members.
Mentoring other LoCo teams.
What do you think about me?
Craig has been excellent to work with and works well within the random chaos of the Answers forum but more importantly has helped a lot of inexperienced people (noobs) to cut-to-the-chase and fix complex problems allowing them to enjoy Ubuntu as their first ever linux. Although he oftens solves their problem and they seem to appreciate it he doesn't always get the karma points for it. I think he's a great asset to Ubuntu already and Ubuntu would do well to make him a member. Tom