Russell John

Geek by nature, Linux by choice!

Russell John


Dhaka, Bangladesh


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(+88) 0168-6010-880


Ekushey on freenode #Bangladesh and #Ubuntu-BD



Ubuntu Bangladesh

I founded the Ubuntu Bangladesh local community team and worked as the team contact for 4 years (April 2006 - July 2010).

While active with the team, I used to:

  • Administer and
  • Take care of the Ubuntu-BD mailing list
  • Help users on our forum and IRC channel #ubuntu-bd and #bangladesh
  • Keep a liaison with the educational institutions, IT firms, NGOs, multi-national companies as well as with newspapers and magazines
  • Ran the official Bangladeshi release mirror of for 2 months in 2007 (had to be closed down due to lack of sponsor)
  • Burned and distributed at least 2000 Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu CDs and DVDs for free


Ubuntu Membership Certificate

  • Introduction to Linux and Open Source Software
    • April 7, 2005 at North South University, Dhaka
  • Teacher Professional Development Using Linux
    • March 9 to March 13, 2006 at Central Gono Bidyalaya, Sonargoan
  • Migrating to Linux: An Introduction to Open Source Tools
    • June 15, 2006 at North South University, Dhaka
  • Free and Open Source Software: Development Opportunities (Keynote Speech)
    • Semptember 17, 2006 at BCS Computer Show 2006, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Linux for Home Users
    • April 8, 2007 at East West University, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron Release Party
    • May 17, 2008 at Hunger Project - Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Live
    • October 21, 2008 at Presidency University, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope Live
    • May 29, 2009 at Presidency University, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Karmic Koala Release Party
    • November 21, 2009 at IBAIS University, Dhaka
  • Bontu-Mintur Adda
    • July 23, 2010 at University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • An Introduction to Linux and FOSS
    • October 30, 2010 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka
  • Linux Boot Campaign 1.0
    • February 12, 2011 at Daffodil International University, Dhaka
  • Seminar on Linux
    • September 11, 2013 at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), Dhaka
  • Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party
    • April 19, 2014 at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka

Future Plans

  • Organising more programs and workshops at universities.
  • Continuing the CD and DVD distribution program.
  • Encouraging and helping my team mates to become Ubuntu members.

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