I would like to put my name forward for Ubuntu Membership.
Past & Current Contributions
- Have worked with educators, school administrators and non-profit institutions for over 10 years to help expand technology access and reduce e-waste throughout North America using Ubuntu and open source technologies.
- Volunteer with my local university and trade school in Pennsylvania, United States to teach students about Ubuntu, the societal benefits of open source software, and the importance of FOSS related skills in career opportunities
- Have published a number of featured blog posts on OpenSource.com and the Ubuntu Blog.
- Actively working on improving the Ubuntu Community documentation offerings at ubuntu.com/community
- Working with the LoCo Rebooters Group to help revitalize the critically important Local Communities program.
- Represented the Ubuntu Community at various Open Source events and conferences - Most recently SCaLE & All Things Open
- Served as a lead organizer for the Ubuntu Summit 2023
I have some fairly ambitious plans that I hope I will be able to see come to fruition.
- Help build a sustainable and thriving Local Community program that leads to a renaissance of new users, advocates and leaders.
- The creation of a new “Ubuntu Community Portal” where we can collect and share all the amazing community stories, connect people with purpose and reward inspiring achievements.
- Help expand the usage of Ubuntu in primary and secondary education through global advocacy, outreach and training.
- Create a podcast to spotlight some of the amazing and often underrepresented voices in the community
- Publish a few Snaps in the App Centre
The Ubuntu Community has always been incredibly special to me and has been part of my life for nearly 20 years. As a young user, IT professional, student mentor and now Community Engineer, I’ve always tried to contribute back to the project and community.
It’s a tremendous honor to be considered for membership.