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Documentation guy, wiki editor, DocBook wrangler, former bug triager, occassional en_GB translator, erstwhile .desktop file meddler, and Ubuntu user (of course). My interests are in documentation, user assistance, usability and PyGTK development. I'm currently studying Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, UK. Documentation guy, wiki editor, Mallard evangelist, DocBook wrangler, former bug triager, occasional en_GB translator, erstwhile .desktop file meddler, and Ubuntu user (of course). My interests are in documentation, user assistance, and usability. I graduated with a Masters' in Physics with Astrophysics from the [[http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/|University of Manchester]], UK, in 2010 and am going on to study for a DPhil (PhD) in Theoretical Cosmology at the [[http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/|University of Oxford]], UK.

== Book ==

I co-authored the 4th edition of ''[[http://nostarch.com/ubuntu4.htm|Ubuntu for Non-Geeks]]'', with Rickford Grant. It was published by [[http://nostarch.com|No Starch Press]] in July 2010, and is available from all good bookstores!

You can find out more about the book (including details of parts of it that I released under a Creative Commons license) in [[http://philbull.livejournal.com/55089.html|this blog post]].
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I'm an active member of the Doc Team, and spend most of my Ubuntu-time committing patches, closing bugs and helping-out mentoring students. I also work with the [[http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gdp/|GNOME Documentation Project]]. I'm an active member of the Doc Team, and spend most of my Ubuntu-time committing patches, closing bugs and helping-out mentoring students. I also work with the [[http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gdp/|GNOME Documentation Project]], and am a member of its Steering Committee.
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 * Managing the [[https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/karmic-installation-guide|Installation Guide]] project for Ubuntu Karmic.  * Writing and editing the new GNOME desktop help
 * Planning for the coming renaissance in the GNOME developer documentation
 * Numerous GNOME application manuals (Evolution, Evince, GNOME Color Manager)
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 * Trying to get some material into [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PythonRecipes|Python Recipes]]
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  * Playing with the [[http://philbull.livejournal.com/43421.html|Welcome Centre]] concept
 * It never came to anything
  * Playing with the [[http://philbull.livejournal.com/43421.html|Welcome Centre]] concept (it never came to anything)
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Documentation guy, wiki editor, Mallard evangelist, DocBook wrangler, former bug triager, occasional en_GB translator, erstwhile .desktop file meddler, and Ubuntu user (of course). My interests are in documentation, user assistance, and usability. I graduated with a Masters' in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2010 and am going on to study for a DPhil (PhD) in Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Oxford, UK.

Book

I co-authored the 4th edition of Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, with Rickford Grant. It was published by No Starch Press in July 2010, and is available from all good bookstores!

You can find out more about the book (including details of parts of it that I released under a Creative Commons license) in this blog post.

Documentation

I'm an active member of the Doc Team, and spend most of my Ubuntu-time committing patches, closing bugs and helping-out mentoring students. I also work with the GNOME Documentation Project, and am a member of its Steering Committee.

Bugs

I was a member of the bugsquad, but haven't been very active recently.

Responsibilities

  • Currently a member of the GNOME Documentation Team Steering Committee.

  • I'm a maintainer of the Ubuntu documentation and member of the documentation committers team.
  • I greet new members of the documentation team and help them find tasks.

Current Projects

  • Writing and editing the new GNOME desktop help
  • Planning for the coming renaissance in the GNOME developer documentation
  • Numerous GNOME application manuals (Evolution, Evince, GNOME Color Manager)
  • Working on the system documentation and TopicBasedHelp

  • Helping out with Project Mallard

  • Analysing IRC logs, forum posts and website statistics to try and gauge the demand for certain documentation

Past Projects

Testing

Some pages I'm using to test new ideas:

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