[http://launchpad.net/people/ippiraman Launchpad Profile]
[http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=31000 Ubuntu Forums Profile]
- IRC: irvin on irc.freenode.net and irc.free.net.ph
I am an Electrical Engineer by profession and currently has a full-time job at [http://www.transco.ph TransCo]. Although my line of work is completely out-of-sync (for now) with my interest in computers, I managed to self-train myself in programming and has been doing some unofficial, in-house development work just to make my job easier and be more efficient.
I came across Ubuntu since the Warty release and has been following it ever since. My first ever participation in Ubuntu was when I tested the the company-owned [wiki:LaptopTestingTeam/CompaqEvoN110 Compaq Evo N110] laptop with Ubuntu, and later learned of fellow [wiki:PhilippineTeam Filipinos] in the community. As of today, I am a member of the following teams:
[https://launchpad.net/people/loco-philippine-team Ubuntu Team Philippines]
[https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-l10n-tl Ubuntu Tagalog Translators]
[https://launchpad.net/people/marketingteam Ubuntu Marketing Team]
[https://launchpad.net/people/edubuntu-artwork Edubuntu Artwork]
[https://launchpad.net/people/ippiraman/+translations Rosetta Translation Activity]
Migration to Ubuntu (BreezyBadger) of two internet and gaming cafes (26 pcs)
Migration to Ubuntu ([wiki:EdubuntuWiki Edubuntu]) of my High School Alma Mater Computer Lab (25+ pcs, in progress). I am also coordinating with their Filipino Department Head Teacher in helping with the Tagalog translation as part of the students school project. Since, I have just finished setting up their LAN and they recently got broadband connection, I'm really excited about this!
I feel that Ubuntu has given me a wonderful opportunity to learn about GNU/Linux, Open Source, and about the community that drives it. I want others to feel the same.