Hi, I'm new here (and also Canonical's new point of contact on the KDE advisory board)

Gerry Boland gerry.boland at canonical.com
Mon Jul 10 21:33:48 UTC 2017

On 10/07/17 21:35, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 11:13 AM, Gerry Boland
> <gerry.boland at canonical.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I need to introduce myself as I'm new to this community: I'm Gerry, from
>> Ireland, and have been an engineer with Canonical for over 5 years now.
>> I started out on the Unity2d desktop at first (Qt4 + QML1), before
>> moving to start the Ubuntu phone project, first on its UI toolkit, then
>> moving to working on Unity8 and Mir (Qt5 & QML2).
>> Now that Unity is no more, I'm happy to say I'm back to using KDE as my
>> desktop again - which I was using long before I joined Canonical. I've
>> Qt deep in my soul at this stage too.
>> I've volunteered to be a helping hand to this community in any way I
>> can. If you need someone inside Canonical to do something for you, from
>> sponsoring packages to bug digging, please contact me and I'll help, or
>> get the right person to help.
>> I'm also Canonical's Point of Contact on KDE's Advisory Board. I'm not
>> sure what that entails yet, but I'm attending Akademy in a few weeks so
>> should to learn what I can do to help. I hope to meet some of you folk
>> there too!
>> To get in touch with me, you can
>> - just email me: gerry.boland at canonical.com
>> - ping me on IRC: "greyback" is my nick, I'll be lurking on #kubuntu-devel
>> Are there other places I should hang out? Other IRC channels,
>> Slack/Telegram groups, etc?
>> Thanks for your attention, and looking forward to helping out!
>> Cheers
>> -Gerry
> Hey Gerry, lovely to see you here.
> We've been working on some technical documentation on the Phabricator
> wiki, just to give it a spin. So far, the platform is working for us,
> as Ubuntu's wiki has been too flaky to use for awhile. While you are
> getting acquainted, you might give it a look and tweek it if you see
> something that needs changing, or raise some questions if we've left
> things unclear. You'll need a KDE identity (http://identity.kde.org)
> to login to Phab.
> https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/
> See you in IRC!
> Valorie

Hi Valorie,
nice to meet you.

Your information is just what I needed to get started, thank you (wasn't
obvious from the Phab login screen). I'll have a play around, to see
what it can do.

See you on the internets

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