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I am Nikhil
I am an Indian and I live in Tirupati,India.
I am persuing my Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences and Engineering and now in the final semister of my course.
I am Ricardo 24 years old.
I am a Filipino and I live in Cebu City,Philippines.
I am a graduate of Instrumentation and Control Systems Technology at CITE Technical Institute Cebu Philippines.
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In Sep 1999 I began to study 'Mechatronics' at the 'University of Applied Sciences' in Kaiserslautern, Germany. During the first two terms my interest in Programming/Informatics/IT roused significantly. In 2001 I spent a term in Borlänge, Sweden. There it came to my mind that I am part of a very special community I like to call: Youth of the World. I finished my studies in Sep 2004 but received my final certificate in Jan 2005. My course is about automation or Mechatronics, It involve, PLC, Pneumatics/Electro-pneumatics,Industrial Electronics,Proximity Sensors, PIC programming(using Assembly Language) etc. During my studies year 2005 I did my OJT in LEXMARK RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT and was assigned in Infra-Structure Support Department.There I started to Learn Linux.I tried all the common flavor(RedHat,Fedora Core,Debian, OpenSuse, Ubuntu)in 9 months time.
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In March (of the same year) I started working for RUETZ TECHNOLOGIES GmbH in Munich, Germany. For RUETZ I worked as a consultant at BMW Group in Munich. The department I was working for is named 'Passive Safety Electronics' and I took part in the development of airbag control units. To be more specific: I was testing the software running on the control units mentioned above. In the beginning I did this work manually but after a few month I joined a team which members were concerned with automating these tests. That was the time when I got to know the Python programming language. I stayed with RUETZ for three and a half years - did most of the programming in Python and VBA during that time. What I missed very much was a mentor who would review my code, pointing out all the mistakes I made and how to do things right. One who would have turned my attention towards the popular design concepts earlier. After my graduated last May 2006, I worked in Bigfoot Entertainment Philippines. There I provide Level 3 technical support under IT Department.During my time in Bigfoot I used Ubuntu as my primary OS.It made me feel how good is open source is, I get a lot of support, and everything I need I get for free.
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After three years doing the same kind of work I decided it was time for a change and started to apply for a new job. I found a new company and was hired as a 'Software Developer Robotics'. I began working on Okt 2008 and had to leave on Apr 2009 because the department I worked for was hit by the (worldwide?!) economic crisis. I didn't find a new employment since then. July 2008 I left Bigfoot and started to work in CallAssistant Communication Center(a BPO company cebu philippines) as Systems Engineer until present.I setup the company server/network needs from scratch and use ubuntu in my servers.
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After taking a deep breath I thought it would be a good idea to gather some knowledge in the field of software development. Learning the theory of 'Design Patterns' was a revelation (special thanks to the 'Gang of Four' at this point).

Learning theory and applying for a new job still leaves at least one hour per day to work on some code respectively joining the 'OpenSource Community' and taking part in the development of ubuntu.

== My Ubuntu Story ==
I was a pure 'openSUSE' user for more than four years and didn't care to much about all the other distributions. Two years ago I took the first glimpse on ubuntu. After 'KNOPPIX' it was the second distribution I explored via a live CD. After overhearing some colleagues talking about ubuntu and how much they like it I installed it for the first time and was astonished how easy the installation procedure was (compared to openSUSE).

I updated openSUSE a couple of weeks ago and tried hard to like KDE 4.1.x. To be honest: It didn't work out, because KDE doesn't work as it should (a point of view at least some people in the fora share with me). Learning that a lot of the new features of KDE 4.1.x already running quiet well and stable on kubuntu didn't bring things in line and I decided to part from openSUSE.

Yes! (As all the other people before me) I want to contribute to Ubuntu and its community as a developer. I want to be assigned to a project I am really going to devote myself to.
I want to contribute to Ubuntu and its community as a member of MOTU and hopefully I will be a core-devel in the future. My programming skills is low because I dont where to start, but I hope after joining the MOTU team I could get an idea.
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 * I prefer to get involved in application level programming but  * I prefer to get involved in packaging and patching and bug fixes.
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 * I prefer to test/debug/process code over
 * writing manuals or the like.
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 * I am proud that after 34 years I dared to say: No.
 * I am proud to rather feel like an inhabitant of this globe than one of the country named Germany.
 * I am proud that I can stand on my own.
 * I am proud to be a Filipino
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 * I am comfortable with Python and VBA in the first place, but have basic knowledge of C, C++, C# and Java as well.
 * I designed and created graphical user interfaces with wxPython and VBA.
 * I worked with some simple text editors, hex editors, with Eclipse (Java, Python), MonoDevelop (C#) and SharpDevelop (C#).
 * I am experienced in working with CVS software (WinCVS) and file comparison tools (ExamDiff).
 * I recently gathered knowledge about Design Patterns and UML but wasn't able to apply it yet.
 * I have basic knowledge in using MySQL and PostgreSQL as well as in database design.
 * I am comfortable with OpenOffice and MS Office especially with spreadsheet.
 * Firefox, Chrome, KMail, Thunderbird, Konqueror, Dolphin, MPlayer, Kaffeine, Xine, Amarok, Gimp, Gwenview, Pidgin, Okular, kpdf, K3b are the applications I am using most often when working with Linux.
 * Server/Network administration
 * Technical Support(Windows Client OS's,Linux, Mac)
 * I have experience in php and basic mysql

 * as much as possible im use opensource software for the work and personal needs.

Who I am

I am Ricardo 24 years old. I am a Filipino and I live in Cebu City,Philippines. I am a graduate of Instrumentation and Control Systems Technology at CITE Technical Institute Cebu Philippines.

My course is about automation or Mechatronics, It involve, PLC, Pneumatics/Electro-pneumatics,Industrial Electronics,Proximity Sensors, PIC programming(using Assembly Language) etc. During my studies year 2005 I did my OJT in LEXMARK RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT and was assigned in Infra-Structure Support Department.There I started to Learn Linux.I tried all the common flavor(RedHat,Fedora Core,Debian, OpenSuse, Ubuntu)in 9 months time.

After my graduated last May 2006, I worked in Bigfoot Entertainment Philippines. There I provide Level 3 technical support under IT Department.During my time in Bigfoot I used Ubuntu as my primary OS.It made me feel how good is open source is, I get a lot of support, and everything I need I get for free.

July 2008 I left Bigfoot and started to work in CallAssistant Communication Center(a BPO company cebu philippines) as Systems Engineer until present.I setup the company server/network needs from scratch and use ubuntu in my servers.

I want to contribute to Ubuntu and its community as a member of MOTU and hopefully I will be a core-devel in the future. My programming skills is low because I dont where to start, but I hope after joining the MOTU team I could get an idea.

My Involvement

  • I prefer to get involved in packaging and patching and bug fixes.
  • would still be honored to get involved in a project which is concerned with low level programming.

Things I am Proud Of

  • I am proud that I can stand on my own.
  • I am proud to be a Filipino
  • I am proud that in the end I made the move and joined ubuntu.

Areas of work

  • Server/Network administration
  • Technical Support(Windows Client OS's,Linux, Mac)
  • I have experience in php and basic mysql
  • as much as possible im use opensource software for the work and personal needs.
  • I surely am a friend of a graphical desktop environment but I am experienced in working from a terminal window (Konsole) at the same time.


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