JoErlendSchinstad

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This is simply a template, made from my homepage (starcraft.man) for new beginners team users. Feel free to do with the markup as you like, replace of course generic placeholders and notes made. To see my real page, click [[starcraft.man|here]], compare the source and you'll quickly see how to do things. For more information on wiki editing see [[HelpOnEditing|here]]. Be creative, see other people's pages and make it your own by altering it.

To embed a picture at top of page (or elsewhere) host it on an image service, and then put it inside brackets, see source for example. The line has been commented out with two ## in front of it, this tells the wiki to ignore everything after it, it allows people to leave annotations or notes just for editors that do not display. If you want to use an image, insert a link into brakets replacing rest of text and remove # signs.
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||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;"> '''Launchpad ID''': || Your Launchpad ID (make a link) ||
|| '''GPG Key''' || Your GPG Public Key ID ||
|| '''Ubuntu Forums''': || Link to your forum account. ||
|| '''IRC''': || List your registered nicks you use on IRC and on what networks ||
|| '''Email''': || your email address ||
||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;"> '''Launchpad ID''': || [[https://launchpad.net/~joerlend.schinstad]] ||
|| '''GPG Key''' || See my Launchpad page ||
|| '''IRC''': || jo-erlend@freenode, jo-erlend@gimpnet ||
|| '''Email''': || joerlend.schinstad@gmail.com ||
|| '''AskUbuntu''': || http://askubuntu.com/users/19779/jo-erlend-schinstad ||
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Add more than listed in table for contact if you like, such as IMs, or other social networks you frequent. If you prefer not to post publicly things like your email, you can list such contact information on launchpad a more private network.
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Describe yourself. What do you do in your spare time, what kind of computer and linux experience do you have? Tell as much as you feel comfortable, we don't need to know exactly where you live, we don't do stalking. Maybe you want to sub divide it into sections if it gets long.
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I am Jo-Erlend Schinstad, a 31 year old man who lives in Oslo, Norway. My professional life has centered around sales and coaching. I have a passion for communication, music (guitar and vocals) and computing.

I started using computers at a very early age, about 1986 when I was six years old. My first experience with computer networking was with a 300Baud modem connected to various BBSes, and my first WIMP system was GEM on MS-DOS. My father taught me to program in QB45 when I was about nine, I think. I later moved onto Visual Basic, a little Delphi and C, before moving onto Java and PHP. In 2005 I discovered Python and Ruby, of which Python quickly became my favorite language and has been so ever since. Quite recently I discovered Vala, which I think is an awesome language for a large number of reasons.

I first heard about Linux in 1994 after a Norwegian computer party called The Gathering was held in my home town. My first (painful) install was RedHat 5.0 in 1998. I used that until moving onto Mandrake Linux. I used that for about a year, then had a couple of seasons with Fedora Core until I finally moved onto Ubuntu in 2005. It was the ethical and moral aspects of it, coupled with the focus on making GNU/Linux more beginner friendly that most attracted me. It was my first experience with a Debian-based system, and I rather quickly fell in love with it.

I've had technical support as a hobby since around 1995 when I started using mIRC. I've participated in IRC support of mIRC scripting, HTML & al, VB6, Java, PHP, Python, Fedora Core and Ubuntu. I suppose what I love the most about it is exploring the fresh perspective that non-experience brings to the table, and the challenge of explaining complicated things in the easiest possible way.

Personal motto: it's better to drown your sorrows than teach them how to swim.
Fun fact: I have the same birthday as the Linux Kernel: August 25th.
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{*} List memberships you have or are apprenticing in (i.e. if your a padawan in Beginners Team).
 * Bullets are good for lists.
  * Indent more and they change.
{*} [[https://launchpad.net/~quickly-committers|Quickly Developers]]<<BR>>
{*} [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-no|Ubuntu Norway (contact)]]<<BR>>
{*} [[https://launchpad.net/~python-no|Python Norway (founder)]]<<BR>>
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What are you planning on doing in imediate and longer future? Doesn't have to all have to do with linux, looking at a degree or certification? Looking for membership to a team? I recently took over as contact for the Norwegian loco where I hope to improve the internal communication and help build a strong community. I wish to spend more time contributing to Quickly and other efforts to make development on Ubuntu and GNU/Linux easier and more fun. A personal project is to record and album, and I hope to start working on getting an LPI certification.
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 {*} Some people like to list short term goals.  {*} Making a really awesome release party for Precise. <<BR>>
 {*} Attracting attention to Ubuntu in the Norwegian media. <<BR>>
 {*} Write a GTK widget GIR library for continuous applications. <<BR>>
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Note: Often people like to list their major contributions, so people know the good work they've done. When you apply for membership to restricted teams, the senior members usually like knowing what you've done before. In this example, several subsections exist. The more work you do, the longer this section will become.
=== Development &c ===
 {*} Some contributions to Quickly Widgets <<BR>>
 {*} General testing and bug reporting <<BR>>
 {*} Some translation <<BR>>
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 {*} On Ubuntu Forums (link to account) as, I do....  {*} #Ubuntu-no since 2006 <<BR>>
 {*} #Ubuntu (not so much the last couple of years) <<BR>>
 {*} AskUbuntu.com since June 2011. <<BR>>
 {*} #Ubuntu-App-Developer <<BR>>
 {*} #Python-no <<BR>>
 {*} Held a couple of volunteer courses in Ubuntu for self-help groups. <<BR>>

=== Advocacy ===
 {*} Written many articles about Ubuntu <<BR>>
 {*} Participated in a large number of online debates about Ubuntu <<BR>>
 {*} Created the Norwegian Python community with special focus on Ubuntu <<BR>>
 {*} Participated in LoCo and release parties <<BR>>
  {*} Held a presentation about Ubuntu on ARM in relation to Green computing <<BR>>
 {*} Created screencasts about Ubuntu and development <<BR>>
   

Launchpad ID:

https://launchpad.net/~joerlend.schinstad

GPG Key

See my Launchpad page

IRC:

jo-erlend@freenode, jo-erlend@gimpnet

Email:

joerlend.schinstad@gmail.com

AskUbuntu:

http://askubuntu.com/users/19779/jo-erlend-schinstad

About Me

I am Jo-Erlend Schinstad, a 31 year old man who lives in Oslo, Norway. My professional life has centered around sales and coaching. I have a passion for communication, music (guitar and vocals) and computing.

I started using computers at a very early age, about 1986 when I was six years old. My first experience with computer networking was with a 300Baud modem connected to various BBSes, and my first WIMP system was GEM on MS-DOS. My father taught me to program in QB45 when I was about nine, I think. I later moved onto Visual Basic, a little Delphi and C, before moving onto Java and PHP. In 2005 I discovered Python and Ruby, of which Python quickly became my favorite language and has been so ever since. Quite recently I discovered Vala, which I think is an awesome language for a large number of reasons.

I first heard about Linux in 1994 after a Norwegian computer party called The Gathering was held in my home town. My first (painful) install was RedHat 5.0 in 1998. I used that until moving onto Mandrake Linux. I used that for about a year, then had a couple of seasons with Fedora Core until I finally moved onto Ubuntu in 2005. It was the ethical and moral aspects of it, coupled with the focus on making GNU/Linux more beginner friendly that most attracted me. It was my first experience with a Debian-based system, and I rather quickly fell in love with it.

I've had technical support as a hobby since around 1995 when I started using mIRC. I've participated in IRC support of mIRC scripting, HTML & al, VB6, Java, PHP, Python, Fedora Core and Ubuntu. I suppose what I love the most about it is exploring the fresh perspective that non-experience brings to the table, and the challenge of explaining complicated things in the easiest possible way.

Personal motto: it's better to drown your sorrows than teach them how to swim. Fun fact: I have the same birthday as the Linux Kernel: August 25th.

Team Memberships

Ubuntu Quickly Developers
Ubuntu Ubuntu Norway (contact)
Ubuntu Python Norway (founder)

Future Plans & Projects

I recently took over as contact for the Norwegian loco where I hope to improve the internal communication and help build a strong community. I wish to spend more time contributing to Quickly and other efforts to make development on Ubuntu and GNU/Linux easier and more fun. A personal project is to record and album, and I hope to start working on getting an LPI certification.

Current Project & Goals

  • Ubuntu Making a really awesome release party for Precise.
    Ubuntu Attracting attention to Ubuntu in the Norwegian media.
    Ubuntu Write a GTK widget GIR library for continuous applications.

Contributions to the Ubuntu Community

Development &c

  • Ubuntu Some contributions to Quickly Widgets
    Ubuntu General testing and bug reporting
    Ubuntu Some translation

Support

  • Ubuntu #Ubuntu-no since 2006
    Ubuntu #Ubuntu (not so much the last couple of years)
    Ubuntu AskUbuntu.com since June 2011.
    Ubuntu #Ubuntu-App-Developer
    Ubuntu #Python-no
    Ubuntu Held a couple of volunteer courses in Ubuntu for self-help groups.

Advocacy

  • Ubuntu Written many articles about Ubuntu
    Ubuntu Participated in a large number of online debates about Ubuntu
    Ubuntu Created the Norwegian Python community with special focus on Ubuntu
    Ubuntu Participated in LoCo and release parties

    • Ubuntu Held a presentation about Ubuntu on ARM in relation to Green computing

    Ubuntu Created screencasts about Ubuntu and development

JoErlendSchinstad (last edited 2012-11-21 16:26:51 by joerlend.schinstad)