Simon Quigley (tsimonq2)




Wisconsin, USA

Time Zone

Central Daylight Time (UTC-0500)

Launchpad Page


Email Address

simon at tsimonq2.net

Ubuntu Email Address

tsimonq2 at ubuntu.com

Lubuntu Email Address

tsimonq2 at lubuntu.me

Kubuntu Email Address

tsimonq2 at kubuntu.org

Linux Padawan Email Address

tsimonq2 at linuxpadawan.net

Personal IRC Channel

##tsimonq2 on freenode

IRC Nick

tsimonq2 on freenode (Other networks are listed on my Launchpad page)

Personal Website








Debian Wiki Page


About me

I'm a 15 year old who likes Linux, Open Source, and computers. If you have any specific questions about me, don't hesitate to shoot me an email. Smile :)

Positions in the Ubuntu Community:

  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Membership Board Member

    Ubuntu Lubuntu Release Manager

    Ubuntu Ubuntu Member

    Ubuntu Kubuntu Member

    Ubuntu Kubuntu Ninja


Quality Assurance Testing

My main QA contributions have been towards Lubuntu, but I have also helped other flavors as well.

  • ISO testing
    • Wily Daily
    • Xenial Daily
    • Yakkety Daily
  • Package testing
    • Wily

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

Ubuntu US Wisconsin LoCo Team

Lubuntu Team Member

I contribute to Lubuntu by:

  • Helping release milestones and final releases
  • Driving the LXQt transition
  • Helping with release tasks
  • Constant discussion with team members about ways Lubuntu can be improved
  • Running the development release (Zesty)
  • Testing LXQt and reporting bugs
  • Doing QA
  • Helping manage Google Code-In Tasks (in the past)
  • Occasional help on #lubuntu
  • Occasional mailing list help
  • Mailing list moderation
  • Getting new people to use Lubuntu (3 people so far)

Google Code-In Mentor for Ubuntu in 2015

  • Mentoring 24 tasks
  • Reviewed a lot of tasks

Test Cases

Ask Ubuntu

profile for Simon Quigley at Ask Ubuntu, Q&A for Ubuntu users and developers

Ubuntu Server Team


Features I've added:

  • Subversion support (bug, PR)

  • Add detection for an existing .snapcraft.yaml file before running snapcraft init (bug, PR)

Bugs I've fixed:

  • The HACKING file mentions apt-get (bug, PR)

  • [Trivial] Changes the mailing list in HACKING.md from snappy-devel to snapcraft (PR)

  • Improve error message logging on exit (bug, PR)

  • Missing closing quote on the message about setting go-importpath (bug, PR)

  • Update the Standards-Versions and the Vcs* tags in the debian/control file (PR)

  • Fix four typos in snapcraft help (PR)


  • I became a Kubuntu Ninja Yellow Belt on July 22, 2016.

  • Here are the merge proposals submitted before becoming a Kubuntu Ninja:
    • Blinken's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Dolphin's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Plasma SDK's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • KdenLive's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Klettres' appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Kiriki's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • KHangman's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Kiten's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Picmi's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • plasma-discover's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Picmi's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Rocs' merge conflicts (MP)

    • Ark's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Ark's merge conflicts (MP)

    • Akonadi's merge conflicts (MP)

    • Refreshing kwidgetsaddons's symbols (MP)

    • KAlgebra's merge conflicts (MP)

    • KAlgebra's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • KHelpCenter's merge conflicts (MP)

    • KTurtle's merge conflicts (MP)

    • Artikulate's merge conflicts (MP)

    • Artikulate's appdata to metainfo transition (MP)

    • Kldap's merge conflicts (MP)

    • Kate's appdata to metainfo transition and removal of an obsolete file (MP)

    • Plasma Workspace's merge conflicts (MP)

    • Add a dependency to Plasma Workspace (MP)

    • Fixes Cantor's paths (MP)

    • Cantor's merge conflicts (MP)

    • Sync Konversation from the Yakkety archive and wrap-and-sort (MP)

  • I became a Kubuntu Ninja on August 2, 2016.

  • I attend the Kubuntu Podcasts, Dojos, and Parties when I'm available.
  • Helped get 16.10 out the door.
  • Generally helped out with development tasks.


Testimonials go below:

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I have had the joy of working as a mentor to Simon since his introduction to the Ubuntu community. He has been incredibly engaged and excited. He is well-organized, keeps focus, but is always exploring new avenues to contribute. Among his regular contributions, he has managed to breathe new life into his LoCo, has been incredibly useful to the Lubuntu Team, working hand in hand with me and other team members, and has consistently contributed to Ubuntu News. Simon is a young man and his sometimes displayed a certain lack of professionalism (albeit rarely). Though this is to be expected to some degree, my observation has been that he has resiliently responded to the criticism he has been given. This is a hallmark of maturity I think many of his peers lack. I would also comment on his care for others. He has shown me many a thing that relates to my own interests, simply for the joy of making me happy. I think this is a sign of a good mentor/mentee relationship. I trust that Simon will continue to grow and will continue to make Ubuntu better. -- wxl 2016-01-30 22:21:35

Simon was very helpful to me while showing me how to contribute to the Ubuntu Newsletter. He was very friendly and nice to me in doing so. Although I didn't end up contributing, he was nice in working with me. I support his application for Ubuntu Membership. -Zoueid NaeƮl on November 21, 2015

My last testimonial written here, now erased, was in November of 2015. From then to now, I have noticed a substantial shift in Simon's attitude towards others and the community. I have observed that he is handling himself in a far more professional manner, and has taken great strides to work well with others in the teams and tasks he's focused on. I have also personally observed his interactions with others with regards to QA, and believe he has made exceptional strides. He's made a substantial amount of contributions, and appears to make more each and every day. I think that, while Simon has some ways to go, he would be a good candidate for Ubuntu membership, provided that he continues to act in a professional manner and have positive interactions within the community. -- teward 2016-01-30 23:01:20

Simon revived the LoCo in summer 2015 with my help and has served as the mentor for many tasks I completed in Google Code-in 2015. He's been a great person to work with as well as a great friend, despite being off-topic at times. I support his application for an Ubuntu membership as he is a great member of the community. -- adueppen 2016-01-31 00:09:15

I've been cooperating with Simon for a while. He's proved being a very smart and adaptative guy. Despite his age, Simon is a really useful guy, having a deep knowledge of coding, bug hunting and ISO testing. I'm fully convinced he'll be a great asset, he learns fast and Linux is a passion for him. I see him testing ISOs daily at the QA group, reporting bugs and cooperating with my IRC group and a few more, spending time to solve problems. I support his membership application. -- rafaellaguna 2016-01-31 14:33:25

Simon has been a wonderful help to QA and an active participant in the greater community whenever there's an opportunity. I appreciate his willingness to help out with GCI, the manual tests project, and image testing. I support his application for membership. -- nskaggs 2016-02-02 03:14:08

I have only had contact with Simon in regard to community QA and the Manual Testcase project. As others have noted, in the past there were times when his professionalism might have appeared to let him down - I've seen no recurrence of that for some time now and enjoy working with him when our paths cross - which they do, frequently. In particular his work with students during the recent GCI on the QA tracker tasks was well received. His enthusiasm for pushing the QA trackers/manual testcase project is commendable. I see no reason why he shouldn't be an Ubuntu Member and support his application. --flocculant 2016-02-03 07:31:08

Simon is greatly energized and in support of our Wisconsin Ubuntu LoCo. He prepares, organizes, and conducts remote meetings regularly and with enthusiasm. -- mikeputnam 2016-02-04 19:27:49

Simon has grown a lot in the past few months and is showing great enthusiasm and passion for what he's doing. He first approached me about re-energizing the Wisconsin LoCo and has since stepping into the contact/leadership role. Together, we've worked on a few pieces, and I've passed on the torch to him. He's working a lot with QA, is active on IRC, and our Wisconsin LoCo. I would absolutely recommend him as an Ubuntu Member. --anthonyhook - 2016-02-05 01:52:01

I'm glad to see that Simon took my advice and has now been granted an Ubuntu Membership. My only fear is that he wants to contribute to such an extent that others might think that their contributions are no longer required. I think "over-achieving" is the phrase that is currently in use.

Simon could be well one of Ubuntu's future leaders but he does need to appreciate that sometimes holding back (for a while at least) and letting others contribute is the way to go. --PaulW2U - 2016-03-06 12:33:33

Simon has been a lovely addition to our Kubuntu packaging team. His enthusiasm, skill and willingness to do the boring but necessary work have enlivened all of us working with him. His work in Debian getting QtWebEngine out the door was of particular note, as it will allow us to continue to offer KDE PIM to our users. I'm pleased to hear that Simon wants to be a Kubuntu Member, given his loyalty and steadfast support of Lubuntu. -- valorie-zimmerman 2016-09-13 23:18:32

In the relatively short time Simon has been contributing to Kubuntu directly, his boundless enthusiasm and willingness to get stuck in has already had a significant impact on the project's progress. While that energy could at times perhaps be directed a little better, that is a small matter compared to the greater picture, and will certainly come with time. Simon will no doubt go very far in Kubuntu or any project he decides he wishes to take on and progress with. Should he apply for Kubuntu membership - only a matter of time I'm sure - I would wholeheartedly recommend that he is accepted. -- acheron 2016-09-18 17:07:09

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