Do I talk about myself in the first or third person? Let's go with first-person:
I like to make light of mostly everything, and always have my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. I've loved computers as long as I can remember having grown up with them present ever since my first family PC the AMSTRAD PC1512, which my parents brought home when I was about 3 years-old. I discovered Linux in the late 90s and after pottering about in Gentoo during the early new millennium years I settled on Ubuntu soon after the 5.04 release and consolidated my love during the 6.06 era.
I am a proponent of Mental Health issues, especially among the tech community, having lived with Depression since my teens.
I have been an active participant of the #Ubuntu-uk room on FreeNode for many years, and an Ubuntu user since 2005. I have helped occasionally in the #ubuntu support channel on FreeNode, though not regularly, and filed and helped with a few issues on Launchpad, though nothing worthy of highlight.
However, in the past two years I have become very involved with the Snapcraft ecosystem and project. I have packaged many snap packages, and am pushing the boundaries of the Snapcraft platform to encourage development and refinements. I respond readily on the forum.snapcraft.io to help people who are hitting road blocks and help to get more people involved. I have been recognised for my contributions to Snapcraft by being included into the Snapcrafters Initiative, and invited to the Snapcraft Summit. At the Summit I helped package more desirable snaps for and with several third parties, work with the Snapd developers to get important bugs highlighted and squashed during the sprint, and generally meet with the team to get to know each other better.
My Snapcraft.io forum profile: https://forum.snapcraft.io/u/daniel
I have served as a delegate on the Ubuntu Membership Board for since September 2018, where I helped approve several new members. I have chaired multiple meetings, and worked through the processes for adding new members at the meetings I chaired (sending relevant email notifications, adding members to the LP team, etc).
Snaps I've directly published
Audacity (due, not public yet)
Azure CLI (not in stable channel, so 404)
GnomeTwitch (not in stable channel, so 404)
HexChat (adopted by upstream)
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I've known Dan for quite a while through his activity in the Ubuntu UK LoCo IRC channel. In the last few months I've been working with Dan on snapcraft. He's been an excellent community member, contributing in significant ways that improve the platform. Dan has packaged a bunch of applications as snaps, is active on the snapcraft forums and on IRC. Dan has been a delight to work with. He's come up with creative solutions when problems occur, and is self motivated to get stuff done. Totally deserves Ubuntu membership in my opinion. -- popey 2018-01-31 00:56:27
Dan's knowledge, enthusiasm and nice attitude are having an incredible impact in our community. He's helping many devs and communities to get their software into thousands of linux machines, and at the same time he's helping us improve many aspects of Ubuntu that need polishing or we need to completely rebuild. It is great that he now wants to join as an official member. +1 without a doubt. -- elopio 2018-02-01 05:57:48
I've worked with Dan through Snapcrafters. He's a self-starter and a talented engineer. -- ev
I've got to know Dan through his contributions in the Snapcraft community and Snapcrafters. Dan has snapped a number of high profile applications including Gimp and Corebird. More recently he has helped a Microsoft engineer bring PowerShell to the snap ecosystem. Dan is also keen to share his experience and insight as an active member of the Snapcraft forum and as a sponsored attendee of the Seattle Snapcraft Summit in January 2018. -- flexiondotorg 2018-02-01 19:31:09