Dustin Krysak (bashfulrobot)


Vancouver, Canada

Time Zone

Pacific Standard Time (UTC-0800)

Launchpad Page


Email Address

dustin at

Ubuntu Budgie Email Address

dustin at

IRC Nick

bashfulrobot on freenode









About me

Historically an open source consumer (Enterprise operations), now also an open source contributor. An active Ubuntu Budgie team member since December of 2016 assisting with infrastructure, community, packaging, etc. Also a co-host of the Vancouver Linux Desktop User Group.

Positions in the Ubuntu Community:


Future Goals

  • Ubuntu Add Github/CI for the Ubuntu Budgie project builds, document and offer to any other flavours that may be interested.

    Ubuntu Planning a beginners deb packaging introduction, followed by beginners snap packaging introduction. Highlight the differences and where things are moving. To be presented at the Linux Desktop Users Group (Future)

    Ubuntu Increase my coding capabilities beyond automation to be able to contribute back where applicable.

    Ubuntu Build additional tool sets as needed for Ubuntu Budgie (OSS).

    Ubuntu Become more involved with packaging by learning the Debian process as well.

    Ubuntu Join the regional Ubuntu teams such as Ubuntu Canada and/or the more localised Ubuntu Vancouver

    Ubuntu Attending Linux Fest 2018, and working with other Ubuntu members.


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Ubuntu Dustin is key active Ubuntu Budgie team-member for the past year. He has been instrumental in developing the backend website infrastructure that Ubuntu Budgie depends on. He uses his knowledge of all things Ubuntu on our key social media outlets to help out the Ubuntu Budgie community.

Always willing to learn new things especially to help not just Ubuntu Budgie, but also other projects and upstream with the Budgie Desktop developers and their GitHub issue tracker. Dustin has taken an active role with the 17.10 alpha working with Lubuntu to organise and run with the Alpha 2 release schedule.

Dustin has been keen to get involved with debian packaging and has packaged several software packages for Ubuntu Budgie. He as also been working with the Snap developers and is actively bringing this key knowledge to Ubuntu Budgie to help us utilise and transform what we do in the new exciting snap packaging methods.

Dustin in my opinion demonstrates clearly all things that would make him an excellent Ubuntu member. As project lead of Ubuntu Budgie I'm more than happy to endorse Dustin's application. -- fossfreedom 2017-08-02 18:21:20

Ubuntu I spent a couple of hours talking with Dustin at Linux Fest North West 2017 where he explained he wanted to transition from a consumer of Linux and open source to a contributor. He has certainly made that change and is now an active member of the Ubuntu Budgie team, a Snapcrafter and contributor to a number of Linux related podcasts and discussion channels where he generously shares his knowledge and experience. Dustin is a great ambassador for Ubuntu and would make a fine addition to the ranks of Ubuntu Members. -- flexiondotorg 2017-09-12 17:44:31

Ubuntu Dustin will be a very fine addition as an Ubuntu Member. He's super active in the community, very helpful and nice on his interactions with the others. I am close to his work packaging snaps, and I quickly saw how his technical knowledge is helping to improve Ubuntu. Also, Ubuntu Budgie has quickly grown. I'm impressed by the work of the team, where Dustin shines taking many roles and getting a lot of work done. -- elopio 2018-02-02 19:04:00

Ubuntu Dustin is a great member of the community; I collaborate with him on a regular basis on several projects, most notably with volunteer release management of milestones. I met him in person at LinuxFest NorthWest 2017, and he is very driven to make Ubuntu Budgie succeed, by taking on new projects, pursuing new ideas, and collaborating with others in the process. Honestly, with the amount of contributions Dustin has made, he should have applied to be an Ubuntu Member months ago. I fully endorse his application, and I know that Dustin will be a great addition to the Ubuntu family. -- tsimonq2 2018-02-14 01:46:40

bashfulrobot (last edited 2018-02-14 01:47:41 by tsimonq2)