About Me

My name is Sam Rose, I am 19 years old and I am currently studying a degree in Computer Science (about to go into my second year). I am really interesting in getting involved in Open Source projects because I have been benefiting from them for a number of years now and I feel it is time for me to give back to the community.

Recently I have been coding a lot in PHP (and the other web design languages like HTML, Javascript etc.) but I am able to write programs in Java, C++ and a little bit of Python. I tend to learn pretty quickly when it comes to computer related things, picking up new things has never been much of a problem for me.

I keep a blog and it can be found at Smile :)

Ubuntu and me

I started using Ubuntu roughly a year ago but it is only in the last few months that I really got the feel for it and made the switch from Windows entirely. It has been about 6 months since I logged into my Windows partition to do anything other than play Diablo 2 or Warcraft 3.

I really enjoy the sense of real freedom that you get. It really suits my mindset to be able to explore everything about the software I am using (even though I will openly admit I am a newbie at it and rarely know exactly what I am doing!). I love to learn new things and expand my knowledge of computing and Ubuntu really lets me do this in a friendly and easy to use environment.

Areas of Interest

I don't really have a specific area of interest. I just want to learn how it all works and I will happily help out in any area just to gather experience and give back to the project.


I'm pretty easy to contact. My email address is (Launchpad: and I'm in the UTC timezone (which I believe is the same as GMT?) so I'm usually available from when I wake up to when I go to bed which is roughly midday to 4am provided that I am not attending lectures at University or eating junk food while gaming with my housemates.


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