Name, Personal and Contact information
Myriam Rita Schweingruber
Pharmacist, experience as a professional school teacher for 18 years and translator since 20+ years.
Ubuntero: https://launchpad.net/people/myriam For GPG key and Jabber account, see the Launchpad profile
Involment in Free Software
Board member of the Fribourg based GNU/Linux User Group [www.linuxbourg.ch] since 2001, member since 2000, I help to organise install parties, promote Free Software and give support for Debian and Ubuntu. Various presentations.
I help FSF Europe at booths at important events in Europe since 2003. My main task are Free Software advocacy, explainig the work of FSF Europe to booth visitors and selling merchandise. Past events:
LinuxTag in Karlsruhe 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 in Wiesbaden
- FOSDEM in Brussels 2005 and 2006
I also try to coordinate work of the FSF Europe Swiss Team since 2004.
Founding member of the Swiss Campaign for Free Software [www.wilhelmtux.ch], president 2004-2005
Events: LOTS! [http://lots.openexpo.ch/2004/index_en.html], presentation: "FSF Europe and Wilhelm Tux as an associate organisation"
Interview: [http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/dyn/digital/hintergrund/513169.html] about Software Patents
Various actions in Switzerland promoting Free Software
Member of the following groups:
- active: german, french, (english)
- passive english, italian, (french, german)
I have a limited interpretation experience, mainly helping out at events. My only public interpretation was Richard Stallman speech from english -> french at WSIS phase one in Geneva on December 11 2003 [http://www.wsis-online.net/smsi/classes/smsi/events/smsi-events-85559/event-view]
- Good knowledge about various licenses
- more than 6 years experience with Free Software, Linux advanced user (I really should pass LPI exams one day...)
some 10+ years of teaching experience for various software, mainly Office applications. Teaching OpenOffice since 4+ years.
- very basic hacking knowledge:
- Scheme (beginner)
- C (beginner)
- Java (beginner)
- Python (learning !)