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I am a high school student in Massachusetts, USA. I am in my sophomore year at Newton North High School. My name is Danny Piccirillo and I am an humanist, environmentalist, activist, and an advocate of digital freedom and subsequently free software and free formats. I live in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, very close to Boston. I am in my Junior year at Newton North High School where I am working with the tech department to adopt free software solutions like Ubuntu, SchoolTool, Drupal, and Moodle. I was born in 1991 and have lived in Newton since I was an infant (though not in the same house). I am an Ubuntero, and an official Ubuntu Member and was approved on [:../MeetingLogs/CC/20071009:October 9th, 2007].
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= My Interest and Experience with Linux = == Contact ==
 * Email: [[MailTo(danny DOT piccirillo AT ubuntu DOT com)]]
 * Jabber: danny.piccirillo ~-gmail.com
 * IRC: DPic
  * Found in #ubuntu-us-ma #ubuntu-us #ubuntu-marketing
 * Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~danny.piccirillo
 * Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=297362
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I have always had a huge interest in digital rights and open source. I began using linux early this year with Ubuntu. I aim to get linux on a significant number of computers at my school = My Path =
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= Massachusetts Team = As a child I valued virtue above all else, whether I was aware of it or not. I loved nature and was as close to an environmentalist as someone that young can be without any real understanding of the greater world of politics built up around him. I valued life, freedom, and truth. As I grew up I became aware of environmental, political, and moral issues plaguing our world. Today, I am a leader of my school's Environmental Club which has taught me a lot about leadership and I have become absorbed in the Digital Freedom movement. So here I am, supporting Ubuntu :)
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I am a member of the MassachusettsTeam Ubuntu LoCo team. == My Interest and Experience with Linux ==

I have had a love for computers and technology since I was very young. I was introduced to computers with Windows so I began with blind faith in Microsoft but my interests in computers inevitably led me to learn about digital rights and free software and formats and the like. I began using Linux when i was 15 years old in late 2006 with Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft and ever since, I have become more and more involved. I am one of the core members of the Ubuntu Massachusetts Team as well as a member of the Ubuntu Marketing Team and the Ubuntu US Team.

== My Involvement with Ubuntu ==

=== Ubuntu Teams ===
I am a member of the [:USTeams:US Teams], [:MassachusettsTeam:Massachusetts Team], and [:MarketingTeam:Marketing Team]. I am less involved with a few other teams as well.

I show up to team meetings and have started some projects and volunteered at events.
Projects i have started:
 * Massachusetts Team
  * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MassachusettsTeam/Projects/Exchange
  * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MassachusettsTeam/Donate
 * Marketing Team
  * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam/Projects/VideoCampaign

Events i have started:
 * Massachusetts Team:
  * Free Software for Schools presentation for NPS

Events i have attended:
 * Software Freedom Day 2007
 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MassachusettsTeam/Events/InstallFests/2007-10-13

=== Wiki Contributions ===
I redesigned and reorganized the MassachusettsTeam Wiki and i continue to be the main contributor. I have also redone the [:USTeams:USTeams] wiki and the MarketingTeam wiki in similar ways.

What they looked like before:
 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MassachusettsTeam?action=recall&rev=15
 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/USTeams?action=recall&rev=32
 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam?action=recall&rev=240

Other pages I made:
 * LoCoActivism
 * LoCoMediaCoverage
 * ConvertFriends
 * HitTheStreets
 * LoCoLobbyingGovernment
 * GainIndustrySupport
 * LoCoFundraising
 * https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeSoftware
 * https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeSoftwareAlternatives

=== Outside contributions ===
I advocate Ubuntu at my school and would love to get my city library to switch too. I am working with my school to test out Ubuntu and have gotten the head of the Technology Department to give me a brand new school iMac (right out of the box) to install Ubuntu on and put it out for students to try and give feedback on. So far, so good!

I help friends and family switch too. Everybody loves it!

General

My name is Danny Piccirillo and I am an humanist, environmentalist, activist, and an advocate of digital freedom and subsequently free software and free formats. I live in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, very close to Boston. I am in my Junior year at Newton North High School where I am working with the tech department to adopt free software solutions like Ubuntu, SchoolTool, Drupal, and Moodle. I was born in 1991 and have lived in Newton since I was an infant (though not in the same house). I am an Ubuntero, and an official Ubuntu Member and was approved on [:../MeetingLogs/CC/20071009:October 9th, 2007].

Contact

My Path

As a child I valued virtue above all else, whether I was aware of it or not. I loved nature and was as close to an environmentalist as someone that young can be without any real understanding of the greater world of politics built up around him. I valued life, freedom, and truth. As I grew up I became aware of environmental, political, and moral issues plaguing our world. Today, I am a leader of my school's Environmental Club which has taught me a lot about leadership and I have become absorbed in the Digital Freedom movement. So here I am, supporting Ubuntu Smile :)

My Interest and Experience with Linux

I have had a love for computers and technology since I was very young. I was introduced to computers with Windows so I began with blind faith in Microsoft but my interests in computers inevitably led me to learn about digital rights and free software and formats and the like. I began using Linux when i was 15 years old in late 2006 with Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft and ever since, I have become more and more involved. I am one of the core members of the Ubuntu Massachusetts Team as well as a member of the Ubuntu Marketing Team and the Ubuntu US Team.

My Involvement with Ubuntu

Ubuntu Teams

I am a member of the [:USTeams:US Teams], [:MassachusettsTeam:Massachusetts Team], and [:MarketingTeam:Marketing Team]. I am less involved with a few other teams as well.

I show up to team meetings and have started some projects and volunteered at events. Projects i have started:

Events i have started:

  • Massachusetts Team:
    • Free Software for Schools presentation for NPS

Events i have attended:

Wiki Contributions

I redesigned and reorganized the MassachusettsTeam Wiki and i continue to be the main contributor. I have also redone the [:USTeams:USTeams] wiki and the MarketingTeam wiki in similar ways.

What they looked like before:

Other pages I made:

Outside contributions

I advocate Ubuntu at my school and would love to get my city library to switch too. I am working with my school to test out Ubuntu and have gotten the head of the Technology Department to give me a brand new school iMac (right out of the box) to install Ubuntu on and put it out for students to try and give feedback on. So far, so good!

I help friends and family switch too. Everybody loves it!

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