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My name is Danny Piccirillo and I am an environmentalist, activist, and an free software and open source advocate. I live in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, very close to Boston. I am in my Junior year at Newton North High School. I was born in 1991 and have lived in Newton since I was an infant (though not in the same house).

My Path

As a child I was always about virtue, 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 Free/Open Source Software and Technology as well as digital rights and freedoms. So here I am, supporting Ubuntu Smile :)


My Interest and Experience with Linux

I have always had a huge interest in digital rights and open source. 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 aim to get Linux on a significant number of computers at my school and get the Massachusetts Loco Team approved. I also advocate Ubuntu locally (and yes, in the real world!).

My Involvement with Ubuntu

Massachusetts Team

I am a member of the [:MassachusettsTeam:Massachusetts Ubuntu LoCo Team] and I have helped to start and run some [:MassachusettsTeam/Projects:projects] as well as attended [:MassachusettsTeam/Events:events] and [:MassachusettsTeam/Meetings:meetings]. I have also done a lot of work creating, organizing, and editing our team wiki.

Team Wiki Contributions

These are all pages to which i have either created or significantly contributed to.

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!