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I, Evan Broder, apply for MOTU.


Evan Broder

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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, a policy-compliant packaging of the MIT Athena environment for Debian/Ubuntu.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

Within Ubuntu:

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 make changes to any package at any time for 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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