jakemathena aka jake


Montgomery, IL {us}





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Current Team/Membership Status

Ubuntu Community Contributions

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Team Work

  • Illinois Team - Details Coming Soon

About Me

I am a 32 year old Manufacturing Engineer. My undergraduate is in Network and Communications Management. You might wonder why I am working as a manufacturing Engineer with the Degree I have. Its simple, When I finished School I had a family and Entry Level IT wasn't going to cut it. As a manufacturing Engineer I was making double what I was getting offered in IT. I am Currently on my MBA with a focus on Network and Communications. I spent 7 years in the Army where I spent most my time working on Electronic Guidence systems and Night Vision. No, I wan't one of those guys that had stuff shipped back to him at the depot, I was on the lines with the bradley fighting vehicles. My entire work experiance has been electronics and computers.

I have been using Linux on and off for about 8 years. About a year ago I had finally had all the Microsoft I could take and I found Ubuntu. I have not looked back since. My home network server is running Ubuntu 6.10 and My laptop and desktops are running Ubuntu (gnome). I have a windows box and I am preparing to build a windows 2003 server. I have those only because I am working on starting a side business for system repair. Don't have the details all worked out yet. When I move into my new house I plan to get things rolling.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, Hiking, Biking, Camping, most anything outside. I also spend time Gaming (world of warcraft). And as you can imagine I spend a considerable amount of time exploring and customising Linux.

My Availability

I am here to assist the community in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you need assistance. Feel free to use any means of communication listed above.

My Goals

Short Term / Community Goals

  • Ubuntu Continue to Distribute Ubuntu to people in the area.

    Ubuntu Assist the Community by Testing Upcoming Ubuntu Releases.

    Ubuntu Help those looking for help in the Online Forums.

Long Term / Community Goals

  • Ubuntu Continue my MBA and Start my company alowing me to deploy Ubuntu where ever possible.

    Ubuntu Distribute and Advocate Ubuntu through out North Central Illinois, and beyond.

    Ubuntu Make the IllinoisTeam LoCoTeam very successfull in a SpreadUbuntu campaign. Make it one of the most successfull LoCo operations in the United State and beyond!!!


Jakemathena (last edited 2008-08-06 16:14:13 by localhost)