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I, Evan Broder, apply for MOTU.
Who I am
I'm Evan Broder. I'm currently a rising senior at MIT. I do computer systems engineering for fun, and occasionally I still like to pretend that I'm actually an electrical engineer. Within computer systems, I do a lot of work with virtualization.
My Ubuntu story
I've been using Ubuntu on my personal servers for years. I'm pretty sure I started with Breezy, although I don't remember for sure. Since then I've definitely run servers at various points in time with every version from Dapper to Jaunty. I started contributing to Ubuntu through backports, since most of my servers are still running Hardy. I had a few very good experiences working with members of the backporters team, which encouraged me to spend effort on some Xen-related bugs as well as some bugs that were affecting the http://debathena.mit.edu, a policy-compliant packaging of the MIT Athena environment for Debian/Ubuntu.
Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of
- mit-scheme: FFE and merge (Jaunty) and SRU (Intrepid)
- openafs: I worked with Anders Kaseorg to prepare and test the security updates across 4 Ubuntu versions patching 4 OpenAFS security advisories
- remctl: Helped with testing of backport of latest version to Hardy and Intrepid. I'm not proud of the regression in the Hardy backport that I missed, but I think I handled it promptly and well (in the second bug)
- xen: A few SRUs in Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty
Outside of Ubuntu, I'm also very proud of the work I've done with the Debathena project. Debathena has a continuous release cycle - we can make changes to any package at any time across all of our supported distributions. I spearheaded our current release engineering and QA procedures, and I think they've done a good job of keeping the "production" Debathena packages very stable across a lot of changes.
Areas of work
Things I could do better
Plans for the future
What I like least in Ubuntu
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