Name: Luis Alvarado
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Ubuntu Member Since: April 19 2012
Ubuntu User: 25487
Linux User: 463503
Ubuntu User Since: 2005 (Ubuntu 5.04)
Current OS: Ubuntu 14.10
System Engineer (UNEFA Venezuela)
Associate's Degree in Open Source Software (CEDIC Venezuela)
Associate's Degree in Pedagogy (LUZ Venezuela)
System Administrator (LFCS)
General: Network Administration, Network Security, Dedicated Servers (Mail, Virtual, Web, Printers...), VoIP, Remote Assistance
Teaching Network Administration, Linux, Programming & Computer Hardware to College Graduates/Post-Graduates.
Teaching Ubuntu to Venezuelan Users (Typical Windows users that do not know or are moving to Linux). Moved at least 300+ to Ubuntu in the past 4 years and about 250 are still using Ubuntu and are active Ubuntu users (They have seen the light ).
- Taught Ubuntu in several elementary schools.
- Updated several commercial places to Ubuntu, Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
Participated in FLISOL 2009 - http://flisol.info/FLISOL2009/Venezuela/Maracaibo
Participated in FLISOL 2012 - http://flisol.info/FLISOL2012/Venezuela/Maracaibo
Main Coordinator in FLISOL 2013 - http://flisol.info/FLISOL2013/Venezuela/Maracaibo
- Offered talks about Open Source in several universities in Costa Rica
I plan to keep on propagating the use of Ubuntu among all that want to enjoy the benefits of Linux. For me, Ubuntu is an example of how the power of open source software can go beyond of what is expected, and show that open source software can reach many types of users and benefit them in so many ways all and in the many different levels, being this end users, the middle man, corporate or developers.
Luis Alvarado has been an active member of the local and international community. Assists on the local LUG forums, promoting and supporting Ubuntu Linux. Also participates in the local events like FLISOL which is the Latin America Free Software Installation Festival, it is held simultaneously in every country in LA and he installs Ubuntu. Besides that he is a good team player in OSS developer meetings and projects. -Miguel Alvarado (aka Exodus)