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 * I'm the team leader and contact person for this approved local community team.  * I'm founded Ubuntu Bangladesh and worked as the team contact for this approved local community team for 4 years.
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 * I burned and distributed at least 1000 Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu CDs and DVDs for free (blank disks are cheaper than the govt. tax imposed on the CDs sent by ShipIt).  * I burned and distributed at least 2000 Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu CDs and DVDs for free (blank disks are cheaper than the govt. tax imposed on the CDs sent by ShipIt).

রাসেল জন

Russell John

Russell John

Location

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Timezone

GMT +6

Launchpad

russell.john

Email

russell.john@ubuntu.com

Website

http://russelljohn.net, http://russelljohn.info

Phone

(+88) 016-RUSSELL (7877355)

IRC

Ekushey on freenode #Ubuntu-BD

GPG Key

91F003D2

Ubuntu Bangladesh

  • I'm founded Ubuntu Bangladesh and worked as the team contact for this approved local community team for 4 years.
  • I maintain ubuntu-bd.org. I translate Ubuntu related news items that goes on in this site.

  • I also take care of the Ubuntu-BD mailing list.

  • I help users on our forum and IRC channel.

  • I keep a liaison with the educational institutions, IT firms, NGOs, multi-national companies as well as with newspapers and magazines.
  • I ran the official Bangladeshi release mirror of for 2 months in 2007 (had to be closed down due to lack of sponsor).
  • I burned and distributed at least 2000 Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu CDs and DVDs for free (blank disks are cheaper than the govt. tax imposed on the CDs sent by ShipIt).

Events

  • Hardy Release Party: I organised this 4-hours long release party and coordinated with speakers and volunteers to make sure that the program runs smoothly. Held on May 17, 2008.

  • Linux for Home Users: I conducted this worksop at East West University on April 8, 2007. 108 undergraduate and graduate level students from from 9 departments participated on this day-long workshop, where various issues of Ubuntu and Kubuntu were discussed.

  • BCS Computer Show 2006: Distributed 10,000 leaflets containing information on Ubuntu and FOSS.

  • Free and Open Source Software: Development Opportunities: I was the key-note speaker on this seminar, held at BCS Computer Show 2006 on Semptember 17, 2006. Besides FOSS, I spoke about Ubuntu too.

  • Migrating to Linux: Introduction to Open Source Tools: I conducted a workshop at North South University on June 15, 2006, where Computer Science students were introduced to Ubuntu and Kubuntu Linux.

  • Teacher Professional Development: I was the lead instructor of a 5-day long Teacher Professional Development (TPD) training at Central Gono Bidyalaya, Sonargoan held on March 9 to March 13, 2006. On this training, 18 school teachers coming from different parts of the country were how to use a Ubuntu Linux desktop for their everyday use.

Future Plans

  • Organising more programs and workshops at universities.
  • Representing Ubuntu Bangladesh at the Software Freedom Day 2010 Bangladesh event.

  • Continuing the CD and DVD distribution program.
  • Setting up an Ubuntu mirror server in Dhaka.
  • Encouraging and helping my team mates to become Ubuntu members.

Other Affiliations

President

Bangladesh Linux Users Alliance

Maintainer (Bangladesh)

Linux Counter

Maintainer (Bangladesh)

International Open Source Network

Jurisdiction Lead

Creative Commons


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