To core-dev and beyond

Phew. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything. I’ve been busy with research, the house, life, and a cool project I’ll blog about at a later date.

So this Tuesday I became an Ubuntu Core Developer. I’m actually very humbled and greatly appreciative of this new responsibility. I have a lot of things I’d like to do, especially with Edubuntu and it’s very humbling to think that people trust me in this way. Wow! I hope I don’t screw up anyone’s machine 🙂

I’d really like to thank the Ubuntu developer community for being so open, helpful, and empowering. When I first started out in this community I was a chemist with no programming or development experience. I was pretty sure I wasn’t even going to make it as a MOTU, let alone a core developer. As time went on, and people like Daniel Holbach, Oliver Grawert, and Daniel Chen, taught me and mentored me, I really found an open source community I could belong to. I worked harder (as I was allowed) and tried to pass along my knowledge and what I learned from my mistakes to others along the way. In the process I gained friends, an appreciation for the hard work that goes into my operating system, and what an open community committed to each other and their goals can do. So thank you to everyone who helped me along my way. I hope I can accomplish some things worthwhile to contribute back to Ubuntu.

P.S. Yes, I’ll get some Behind MOTU interviews out soonish.


2 thoughts on “To core-dev and beyond

  1. Congratulations! It’s good to hear that you’ve finally taken up your well-deserved place at the core!

    I’m (finally) turning in my thesis on Tuesday, and then sometime thereafter when all my informants have censored out the most personal and private bits, I’ll put it on-line so that you can read about the significance of system-wide commit access. 🙂

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