Name: Sean McGowan
Location: Leesburg, VA
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Timezone: Eastern Time Zone
Education: University of Mary Washington, B.S. Mathematics
Employment: The Boeing Company, Software Engineer
Current Distro: Lucid
IRC Nick: mcgo or mcgowa
I began using GNU/Linux in January 2009, looking for something more similar to the Solaris UNIX environment that I operate in at work. After dabbling with a few distros, I settled on Ubuntu because it did the things I needed to do (web, finances, office suite) the best with the least amount of effort. In other words, it just worked. Since then I have joined the NOVA LUG where I have attempted to help when possible, and learn from the amazing amount of talent that exists in this area.
I have experience in C/C++ (rusty), Java (limited), and Perl (This is predominantly what I do at work).
I am looking to broaden my skill set, and help out with the FOSS movement. I would like to take on more of a developer's role, and am looking to gain experience in this area.
My time is currently limited, and it is impossible to know what times I will be online; however, chances are higher during the following:
- M-F after UTC 2230
- Saturday and Sunday random times throughout the day