About Me

I am Nicholas Skaggs. Man, thinker, dog-owner. I have a wonderful wife named Stacy, and live in sunny Florida, USA. I have run ubuntu since Hoary Hedgehog and ubuntu has been a key part of my growing up with linux and OSS. I lurked for awhile after installing, but joined ubuntu forums in 2006, and launchpad in 2007. I served as a Community Manager for Canonical to act as a liason to the greater ubuntu QA community and now work specifically on the juju project within the realm of QA.

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Serial-coder did an excellent interview not long after I joined Canonical. AkGraner as well did a video interview with me following the precise cycle.




My first ubuntu contributions probably came through the forums which are a wonderful source of community and information. During the dapper/edgy/feisty days I had a brother printer, which had some finicky drivers. I helped to support installing and running this printer via my best bash skills Smile :-) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2277190#post2277190)

More recently I have attempted to become more involved in the ubuntu community. I started by attending UDS-P last year and submitting my first patch and merge-request for software in ubuntu (http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev/update-manager/main/revision/2278). I joined the QA community shortly after and ultimately began working in for Canonical in January of 2012.

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Future Goals

I want to help make ubuntu be the benchmark for quality in open source projects, especially open source operating systems. Ubuntu is uniquely poised to be a leader in this area and to contribute tools and best practices to the rest of the FOSS ecosystem.


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balloons (last edited 2016-08-11 17:19:23 by nskaggs)