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I'm a forty something information technology professional and Linux enthusiast. I live in Hampshire, England, with my wife and daughter. I've been using Linux since 1995 and my first experience with Ubuntu was 4.10 (Warty Warthog). Prior to Ubuntu I used Yggdrasil, Slackware, Redhat, CRUX and Fedora. Ubuntu was my only workstation operating system from late 2004 until early 2012, when I switched to Arch Linux for my workstations. Passionate Open Source advocate and enthusiast. Proficient software developer using several interpreted and compiled languages. Contributor to many Open Source projects to retain and develop technical skill as an accomplished systems integrator and architect. Spearheads the development of Ubuntu MATE, a popular Open Source desktop operating system.
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I have recently co-founded [[https://ubuntu-mate.org|Ubuntu MATE]] and am currently the project lead. I am keen that Ubuntu MATE get recognised as an official Ubuntu flavor. Since starting work on Ubuntu MATE I have contributed several merge propsals to Ubuntu.   * Co-founder and project lead for [[https://ubuntu-mate.org|Ubuntu MATE]].
  * Release team volunteer.
  * Co-presenter of Ubuntu Podcast, a weekly podcast that discusses news from the Ubuntu and Open Source community.
  * Developed Ubuntu Touch web app- https://uappexplorer.com/apps?q=author:Martin%20Wimpress&sort=relevance
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 * [[https://www.archlinux.org/trustedusers/|Arch Linux Trusted User]] currently maintaining ~200 packages.
 * [[http://mate-desktop.org|MATE Desktop developer and webmaster]]
 * Maintainer of the [[http://mate-desktop.org/blog/2014-01-30-mate-desktop-live-cd|MATE Live CD]] (based on Arch Linux)
 * Debian contributor for the MATE packinging team.
 * MATE desktop and Arch Linux liason for [[http://sonargnulinux.com/|Sonar GNU/Linux]].
 * Regular contributor to [[http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/show/linuxun/|Linux Unplugged]].
 * Interviewed for several Linux related podcasts.
 * Member of 2 local LUGs.

== Future Work ==

 * Establish a larger team of regular contributors for Ubuntu MATE.
 * Refine Ubuntu MATE, with regard to user experience and artwork.

== Room for Improvement ==

There are areas where I'd like to improve myself and my own knowledge:

 * More development using GObject Introspection.
  * Talking head on the weekly LINUX Unplugged show, by Jupiter Broadcasting, that debates developments and goings on in the Linux community.
  * Package maintainer for Debian.
  * Developer and community manager for [[http://mate-desktop.org|MATE Desktop]]
  * Arch Linux contributor and [[https://www.archlinux.org/trustedusers/|Arch Linux Trusted User]].
  * Member of the OggCamp (annual free culture un-conference) organising committee.
  * Google Summer of Code 2014 student mentor for openSUSE sponsored projects.

Launchpad ID:

Martin Wimpress

IRC:

flexiondotorg on irc.freenode.net

Email:

<martin AT ubuntu-mate DOT org>

Blog:

https://flexion.org

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/m_wimpress

Google+:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MartinWimpress/

Pic:

martin.png

About Me

Passionate Open Source advocate and enthusiast. Proficient software developer using several interpreted and compiled languages. Contributor to many Open Source projects to retain and develop technical skill as an accomplished systems integrator and architect. Spearheads the development of Ubuntu MATE, a popular Open Source desktop operating system.

Things I do for Ubuntu

External Stuff

  • Talking head on the weekly LINUX Unplugged show, by Jupiter Broadcasting, that debates developments and goings on in the Linux community.
  • Package maintainer for Debian.
  • Developer and community manager for MATE Desktop

  • Arch Linux contributor and Arch Linux Trusted User.

  • Member of the OggCamp (annual free culture un-conference) organising committee.

  • Google Summer of Code 2014 student mentor for openSUSE sponsored projects.

MartinWimpress (last edited 2017-10-05 16:36:34 by flexiondotorg)