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I am currently studying Computer Science at City University London, where I am also the first year student representative for Computer Science. I am also involved with a group working on setting up a computer society at the university, through which I hope to give talks about installing and using Ubuntu, and potentially later on contributing to Ubuntu.

My contributions to Ubuntu include being an operator in #ubuntu-offtopic, as well as helping out (sometimes sporadically) in #ubuntu, #ubuntu-server , #ubuntu-uk and #ubuntu-mars. I have also installed Ubuntu for several friends; and given out many CDs at college and university, totaling over 200 CDs over several releases.

I have done some packaging work for Ubuntu, and hoping to become an Ubuntu Developer when time allows. I have produced some updates for Ubuntu packages (including packages which were failing to build and bug fixes), and sometimes help out in the #ubuntu IRC channel.


Matt can be found at:


I am applying for Ubuntu membership through the IRC Council, as most of my activity to date has been IRC related, however I have contributed in other areas as well.

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Membership Groupies


I am currently an operator in the #ubuntu-offtopic channel on freenode IRC. I tend to spend an inordinate amount of time in Ubuntu IRC channels, but am most often available between 20:00 and 02:00 GMT.

IRC Op Groupies

  • funkyHat would be an excellent addition to the Op team in #ubuntu-offtopic. Keeping conversation lighthearted, he is a great help to the channel with or without Op status and I would be excited to see him as an operator. -- anthonyhook 2010-04-12 01:17:31

  • funkyHat would make an excellent op for #ubuntu-offtopic. He's got the sense of humor and easygoing personality necessary to deal with people like me. I wholeheartedly support his application. -- canthus13

  • I think funkyHat aka Matt would make a great OP. He is always helpful and keeps the conversation flowing in -offtopic. He is always helpful and knows the channel rules and the Ubuntu Irc guidelines very well. A BIG (OK) -- idleone

  • funkyHat has the intellect, the knowledge, and the physique to represent #ubuntu-offtopic in a proudful manner. -- jondale

  • funkyHat has shoulders which are wide enough to carry the responsibilities which come with being an #ubuntu-offtopic moderator. -- ikanobori

  • I think funkyHat has well earned an op status, that all that's left to do is grant him the abilities. I thought he was already an op. -- enthdegree

  • funkyHat is exactly the sort of person I would consider an excellent op. Level-headed, good-humored, and responsible. -- ubertaco