Application for a Mentor
ubuntu at jeff-mel.com
Mon Jun 8 11:50:51 BST 2009
My name is Jeff Enns and my launchpad user name is cyberpenguinks.
I'm 33 years old and live in the United States (Kansas). My native
language is English.
I have been a linux user for 14 years (started on RedHat),
administered linux servers (mainly running tcp services like Apache,
MySQL, named, etc) for 8 years and spent 4 years developing in-house
back-end applications and daemons on linux (RedHat and Slackware),
Tru64 and HP-UX. I'm mainly a C/C++ developer with 2 years experience
with Trolltech's QT framework (front-end and back-end). I do have
experience with Perl (4 years) and PHP (3 years). I have working
knowledge of tcp/ip and multi-threaded development. I have had no
experience developing open source nor contributing/maintaining
packages, but am wanting to.
I have started out in the BugSquad about a week ago sense that seems
to be needed and I figured I can learn more about Ubuntu's personality
and get involved with the community (I plan to continue work for the
BugSquad even if I do become a member of MOTU). My launchpad site is
https://launchpad.net/~cyberpenguinks. I have had very little
experience with Debian-based linux distros. In recent years I have
used Slackware and OpenSUSE. However, I've grown to appreciate Ubuntu
and what it stands for. I've been using Ubuntu on one machine at home
for about a year now. The community seems very active and I would
like to participate and do my part to give back.
My interests are with daemons like squid, apache, dhcpd, etc or CLI
packages. I'm not picky about which package I would want to work on,
just stick me where I'm needed.
My current job is a linux administrator, so I always use ssh,
vim/gvim, named, dhcpd, grep, awk, etc. I also use Firefox,
OpenOffice and several of the games at home.
I've been going through the MOTU/GettingStarted guides, especially
going over the Packaging documentation. My main concern is getting
acquainted with Ubuntu's way of doing things.
Thank you for your time and your consideration,
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