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I am trying to get in touch with and bring together different tech communities to use and support ubuntu and other OSS projects.
My Interest and Experience with Linux
I started messing with slackware linux back in 93, mainly to play the "free" games included with it. Since then, I have tried many different distributions on the desktop, server and many devices (empeg car stereo, routers, xbox, chumby, etc). Currently, I manage 3 ubuntu servers, 1 gentoo and 1 fedora for personal use. Professionally I manage over 1000 servers running Debian for a web hosting company. This is all done out of interest and excitement with linux. I find it to be the most powerful OS and computing technology, while still maintaining stability and usability.
Every Tuesday I help teach classes at a local community center (South End Technology Center) in Boston, MA. The focus is on using ubuntu and computing in general. I also install ubuntu onto donated machines to be provided back to the community at little or no cost.
My Involvement with Ubuntu
I am a member of the Massachusetts Team
I help run and manage the Massachusetts Team, it's events and meetings
Projects i have started / helped manage:
- Massachusetts Team
Events i have started / helped manage:
- Massachusetts Team:
Events i have attended:
- Software Freedom Day 2007
I have helped manage and reorganize the MassachusettsTeam Wiki
I advocate Ubuntu at work, friends, family and to all of my home consulting customers. I am in a very slow process of running my own home consulting / storefront business to support the community in their computing needs. This will have a strong focus on ubuntu and OSS. I am currently helping with the carrier im project (pidgin fork), to provide a multiprotocol solution which caters to it's users need as opposed to the developers personal preferences. I am also an op in #ubuntu on EFnet and help daily with support questions.
P.S. I have a tux tattoo