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I'm a computer technician who has been using Linux since 1994, and Ubuntu since 2005. I've had a lifelong interest in computer programming and am currently a huge fan of Python. I'm an active member of the California LoCo. I enjoy helping others and spreading the word about Ubuntu and other useful Free and Open Source solutions. I enjoy helping others install Ubuntu and answering any questions they might have.
Plans and Goals
Ubuntu is truly a marvel of the Free Software community. The "it just works" goals plus the "be excellent to each other" foundation of the community have made a real impact in the Linux world. It is my honor and privilege to be involved with such wonderful people. By continuous, respectful advocacy, Ubuntu can make great inroads towards fixing LP bug #1. I offer Ubuntu Desktop CDs to interested people and I intend to increase the number of public speaking I do about Ubuntu.
In addition, I plan to become involved in packaging for Ubuntu so I can package my projects for Debian and Ubuntu and help package and maintain other projects. At the moment, I'm packaging PyRoom in my PPA and have begun the process to have it included in Universe for intrepid.
I have been recommending and offering Ubuntu CDs since May 2005 when I discovered how well it worked. I have been an active member of the Ubuntu California Local Community Team since October 2007 and have created artwork and promotional material. As part of the LoCo team, I have run booths and given presentations at BarCampLA4, SCaLE6X, LugRadio Live, and on local radio and campuses, both with other team members and as a sole representative of the team and Ubuntu.
14th - Present on Ubuntu at San Fernando Valley LUG.
21st - Have PyRoom packaged for inclusion in Ubuntu 8.10.
1 June 2008
Give a presentation on Ubuntu and Linux for the North Orange County Computer Club general meeting along with Neal Bussett. (Flickr)
10 May 2008
Organized and attended CaliforniaTeam's Hardy Party at P.F. Chang's in Irvine. Was an excellent opportunity to meet new LoCo members in person and relax.
23 April 2008
Helped out with the CSULB Installfest by providing CDs and installation expertise. The installfest began at 7pm and was preceded by a showing of the film "Revolution OS". I gave a presentation that tied into the movie and gave a demo of a stock Ubuntu system with Desktop Effects. Joe Smith and Kristian Erik Hermansen helped. (Flickr)
17 April 2008
Appeared on Cal State University Long Beach student radio station KBEACH along with Neal Bussett to talk about Ubuntu and the upcoming installfest. (Flickr)
12-13 April 2008
Ran the Ubuntu booth at LugRadio Live USA 2008, and met a couple northerly CaliforniaTeam members to help get things more active in that area. Passed out a lot of Kubuntu CDs (Ubuntu CDs were included in each attendee's gift bag). (Flickr)
Gave a 5 minute lightning talk on Ubuntu during the Gong-A-Thong. (YouTube)
8-10 February 2008
Represented Ubuntu at SCaLE6X with others from CaliforniaTeam. (Flickr)
3 February 2007
Designed new CaliforniaTeam name badges for public events and provided badges for the team at SCaLE6X.
3 November 2007
Gave a presentation on the history, philosophy, and advantages of Free and Open Source Software at BarCampLA4. (Flickr)
Helped plan and assisted with the CaliforniaTeam Ubuntu 7.10 install fest at BarCampLA4.
Designed and provided the nifty name badges for the team.
27 October 2007
Created several ideas for the California LoCo logo. The final choice was a combination of my design and Scunizi's design.
NathanHaines (last edited 2015-01-09 23:22:47 by nhaines)