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Simon Quigley (tsimonq2)

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Wisconsin, USA

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Central Standard Time (UTC-0600)

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sqawesome99 AT gmail DOT com

https://launchpad.net/@@/language Personal IRC Channel

##tsimonq2 on Freenode

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

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Who I am, what I do, and my involvement with the Ubuntu community

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A detailed list of all my contributions to Ubuntu are here. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Who I am

I am a teenager passionate about technology. I have been generally interested in it since I was nine, but I have been using Ubuntu since February of 2015. I transitioned to Lubuntu in early July, because I liked the desktop environment better, and I soon then got involved.

wxl, and the Padawan/Master relationship

I met wxl, and we established a Padawan/Master relationship. This is the same terminology used by Linux Padawan, although we met in the Lubuntu IRC channels. Through my passion of learning about Linux, I kept talking with him, and he has helped me tremendously. I cannot thank him enough for all the time and effort he has spent with me, and he has truly helped my Linux experience go a lot smoother(although I had to meet him halfway).

My involvement with the Ubuntu US Wisconsin LoCo Team

In August 2015, I looked and saw that the Ubuntu US Wisconsin LoCo Team was not active, and I wanted to do all I could to change that. So I contacted Anthony Hook about bringing new energy to the team, and to my surprise, he responded. So I have been working with Anthony to get to know a lot of the people. As of November 16, 2015, Anthony transferred the position of Contact to me. I have been doing my best to help with meetings, communication, and just getting to know a few of the people. I scheduled a Meet and Greet meeting, to get a feeling for who was around, and we had a great turnout. We will continue to have monthly meetings, and maybe soon get verified. I am tremendously excited for our new direction, and it will be an honor to help facilitate.

My goals, and the future

Eventual Ubuntu Membership

Ubuntu I am very interested in getting my Ubuntu Membership. If I continue to regularly contribute, I will confidently be able to apply and obtain my membership.

To-do list of Contribution Options to Explore

This is my to-do list of contribution options to explore:

  • Bug triage
  • Documentation
  • IRC
  • Website improvements for the QA tracker
  • Development
    • LXQt
    • Git
    • tmux
    • irssi

And many more, although these are what I can think of at the time.



  • masspackagelp
    • A python script that allows for mass adding of bug subscriptions to a Launchpad team
  • Syntax cleanup of wisconsinlinux.org

My hiding places

Google Hangouts.







I have two computers, one at my Mom's and one at my Dad's. I haven't gotten the chance to grab the specs for the one at my Mom's yet, but I will update this when I find that out. I used the information from the lshw utility.









Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz


8 GB

3020 MB



Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller

Audio device


82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller

Expansion Slots



Hard drive


WDC WD3200AAJB-2 (320 GB)

Raw output from lshw




If you want to vouch for my sustained contribution or if you have something nice to say about me, write it below! Wink ;)

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

Simon appears to have a decent work ethic when it comes to working with things that pique his attention, and work contributed from what I have seen appears to be reasonably good. However, I've noticed on several different occasions his attitude is not conducive for that of reasonable discourse, or reasonable community collaboration efforts, and from my perspective, sometimes Simon is very rude to others in public discussion channels. There are also other issues in his attitude which in my opinion detract from his overall 'image'. I also believe that Simon has not shown a "significant and sustained" contribution per the definition of membership, partly because he has only been using Ubuntu and involved in the Ubuntu / Lubuntu projects for only 9 months. I therefore do not support his application for Ubuntu Membership, and I believe his application should be rejected at this time - there is more to Ubuntu Membership than contributions, it also requires one to handle themselves well in the community. -Thomas Ward on November 30, 2015

On a good day, Simon's work is good. However his interpersonal skills are sadly lacking. This is not unusual with a boy of his age, but he has managed to get that many complaints that he has been banned from the linux padawan general IRC channel. Whilst we have no procedure to kick off a padawan, his interactions with other people may now only take place on the official irc area and by email. I'm sure that in some 6 months time his interpersonal skills will have improved to the level that several of us will whole heartedly support his application for full ubuntu membership. However, as Thomas stated above, I still believe the time is not now. -phillw on November 30, 2015 Update: As part of this process Simon was the fist padawan to have a linuxpadawan cloak and has been accepted back into the general chat area. I still think a little longer is needed.phillw on January 30, 2016