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= Summary of Ubuntu Contributions =
 * New Mexico Ubuntu LoCo member responsible for many of the organization core functions.
 * Given multiple presentations with Ubuntu being the foundation.
 * Through events like Software Freedom Day, HDI Conferences, and other public events personaly put Ubuntu in the hands of new users.
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= Introduction =
## Describe:
## the teams's purpose and community role
## the team tasks and work
## who might be interested in joining/getting involved with the team

= Contact =
## List the contact information of the team: Mailing-list, IRC channel and Web Forum as they may apply. Provide a link to the Launchpad page as a Team Member list if applicable. Consider how people will get in touch with you based on the contact information you supply.

= How to Contribute =
## Describe easy ways to contribute to the team. These should look a lot like the bulleted points on the ContributeToUbuntu wiki page. Link to more detailed subpages as necessary.

= Projects =
## List the team's current projects and tasks as well as status and contact persons for each one. Make it easy for new people to know who to ask and where to go to get involved with a specific project.

= Launchpad Membership Policy =
## Describe your Launchpad team membership policy here.

= Meetings =
## Link to Meeting Agendas and old meeting summaries here.
= David Thomas (aka dthomasdigital) Bio =
||<tablestyle="width:75%;" style="width: 30px; border: none; ">{{http://www.dthomasdigital.com/ubuntu/d_thomas08.jpg}}||<style="width: 600px; border: none;">I started working with Linux off and on since 2000, in 2006 I found Ubuntu and in January of 2007 switch to running all I could on Ubuntu. Soon after that I found [[MichaelRimbert|Michael Rimbert]], an Ubuntu member, who had started to lay down the foundation of what is now an official LoCo team [[NewMexicoTeam|The New Mexco Ubuntu Loco]]. I decided to do everything I could to make The New Mexico loco as successful as we could make it. We went from 2 members to 30 members in just 6 short months, and in November of 2007 we achieved [[NewMexicoTeamApprovalApplication|official status]]. We also have some pretty ambitions [[NewMexicoTeam/Projects|projects]], one of which, the [[Endorphin_Power_Company_Ubuntu_Install_and_Support| EPC project]] we hope becomes a case study in providing Ubuntu support for non-profits. My responsibilities to the team include; create, compile and maintain the [[NewMexicoTeamApprovalApplication|Approval Application]] for official team status, document and record all weekly IRC meetings and monthly "face to face" meetings, maintain the [[NewMexicoTeam|team wiki]], help administrate our [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-newmexico|Launch Pad page]], and [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-nm|mailing list]] As well as being one of the official team contacts, thanks to [[MichaelRimbert|Michael Rimbert]] for allowing me that responsibility. I'm extremely proud to be one of the core [[NewMexicoTeam/Contacts|members]] of the New Mexico Ubuntu Loco, the friendship, knowledge, and spirit of Ubuntu is proving to be invaluable. I'm currently the information technology specialist manager for the Metropolitan Court for the State of New Mexico. Where we were a [[http://www.ubuntu.com/news/landscape-system-management-tool|Ubuntu Landscape]] beta testing site. I also have more than 15 years of experience in the technology support field, I have held many titles from systems administrator to network engineer. I have a few technical certifications which include; Help Desk Analyst Certification (HDA), Help Desk Manager Certification (HDM), and I'm Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations Certified in IT service management. I've been an active member of the Help Desk Institute (HDI) since 2005. This year I've started with whats been a goal of mine for years and that's speaking at various conferences and symposiums. I've been given a great opportunity to speak at [[http://en.oreilly.com/ubuntu2008/public/content/home|Ubuntu Live]] in 2008 as well as other events and feel this is a fantastic chance to promote Ubuntu the operating system and Ubuntu the philosophy. Please see the links on the menu at the top of this page to review the achievements, and involvement I've had with Ubuntu, Linux, and the Open Source communities. ||
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Summary of Ubuntu Contributions

  • New Mexico Ubuntu LoCo member responsible for many of the organization core functions.

  • Given multiple presentations with Ubuntu being the foundation.
  • Through events like Software Freedom Day, HDI Conferences, and other public events personaly put Ubuntu in the hands of new users.

David Thomas (aka dthomasdigital) Bio

http://www.dthomasdigital.com/ubuntu/d_thomas08.jpg

I started working with Linux off and on since 2000, in 2006 I found Ubuntu and in January of 2007 switch to running all I could on Ubuntu. Soon after that I found Michael Rimbert, an Ubuntu member, who had started to lay down the foundation of what is now an official LoCo team The New Mexco Ubuntu Loco. I decided to do everything I could to make The New Mexico loco as successful as we could make it. We went from 2 members to 30 members in just 6 short months, and in November of 2007 we achieved official status. We also have some pretty ambitions projects, one of which, the EPC project we hope becomes a case study in providing Ubuntu support for non-profits. My responsibilities to the team include; create, compile and maintain the Approval Application for official team status, document and record all weekly IRC meetings and monthly "face to face" meetings, maintain the team wiki, help administrate our Launch Pad page, and mailing list As well as being one of the official team contacts, thanks to Michael Rimbert for allowing me that responsibility. I'm extremely proud to be one of the core members of the New Mexico Ubuntu Loco, the friendship, knowledge, and spirit of Ubuntu is proving to be invaluable. I'm currently the information technology specialist manager for the Metropolitan Court for the State of New Mexico. Where we were a Ubuntu Landscape beta testing site. I also have more than 15 years of experience in the technology support field, I have held many titles from systems administrator to network engineer. I have a few technical certifications which include; Help Desk Analyst Certification (HDA), Help Desk Manager Certification (HDM), and I'm Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations Certified in IT service management. I've been an active member of the Help Desk Institute (HDI) since 2005. This year I've started with whats been a goal of mine for years and that's speaking at various conferences and symposiums. I've been given a great opportunity to speak at Ubuntu Live in 2008 as well as other events and feel this is a fantastic chance to promote Ubuntu the operating system and Ubuntu the philosophy. Please see the links on the menu at the top of this page to review the achievements, and involvement I've had with Ubuntu, Linux, and the Open Source communities.


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