[UbuntuWomen] hi all
akgraner at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 11:31:21 UTC 2009
Helen McCall wrote:
> Hello Rachel,
> I'm new to this list as well, so maybe I should introduce myself.
> I've been using Linux since 1995. I started by experimenting with the
> first two distributions of Linux which were ygdrazil and Slackware. I
> switched to Debian in 1996 because this gave my first really useable
> Linux workstation. Bandwidth and speed was very poor on telephone
> dial-ups in 1996, and so I joined John Winters and a few others in what
> was called "The Linux Buying Consortium" (LBC) to import Linux CDs from
> USA into Britain.
> For a few years I provided help and support to Linux users on the LBC
> discussion list. This was necessary for most users in those days because
> installing Linux on any machine required a manual search for any
> suitable drivers for all the bits of the hardware, followed by a long
> and hair-raising process of many iterations of re-compiling the kernel
> to include different versions of each driver till you arrived at
> something that worked. This was followed by a complete manual
> configuration of everything, by editing the config files in /etc using vi.
> For a short time many years ago, I tried becoming a Debian Developer.
> But that was in the era of the "Debian Flame Wars", and I couldn't stand
> all the stupid, aggressive flames and bad language, so dropped out
> quickly. I have been using Ubuntu for the last 5 years.
> I used to programme in C and Perl, though I'm a bit rusty in programming
> at present. I am slowly learning Python, because this has become one of
> the most used languages in Linux.
> I am currently one of the developers on the OpenShot Non-Linear Video
> Editor for Linux (https://launchpad.net/openshot and
> http://www.openshotvideo.com/ <http://www.openshotvideo.com/).>). I am
> developing the documentation and Help Manual using Gnome Help. I am also
> heavily involved in testing each version as it is committed to Launchpad.
> I used to be a research scientist working on machine vision, developing
> mathematical and statistical methods for automated recognition from
> digital video images. Then I ran away to join the circus!
> I am now a member of a circus troupe of aerial acrobats, and I teach
> aerial acrobatics on trapeze, ropes and silks (corde lisse & tissus
> lisse). We specialise in Contemporary Circus (Cirque Nouveaux), which is
> a fusion of contemporary street theatre and improvised physical theatre
> with acrobatics and other circus arts. Contemporary Circus tells a story!
> I am also involved in producing videos of our circus troupe. There are
> three strands to my filming projects here:
> 1) Training Videos for aerial acrobatics,
> and for our Instructor Training Programme
> 2) Promotional Videos
> 3) Performance Videos of our artistic productions
> These films are all in full HD, and all the editing, compositing,
> processing etc is done entirely on an Ubuntu workstation using
> OpenSource software.
> Software I use for this:
> OpenShot Non-Linear Video Editor
> The Gimp Image processing
> Inkscape titles, scrolling credits, transition masks etc
> Blender 3d animation
> Audacity Audio editing
> NoteEdit Musical composition
> LilyPond Musical composition, rendering scores
> LaTeX Script writing, and other documentation
> Best wishes, Helen McCall
> 2009-08-14 at 05:34 +0100, Rachel Sands wrote:
>> Hi, I thought I'd introduce myself.
>> i've been using ubuntu since 8.04, so okay, not a really long time :)
>> just wanted to get involved in the community a bit, so I did some
>> Googling around and I saw ubuntu-women
>> I know some HTML, CSS and PHP. Apart from that, I know how to operate
>> a linux system :)
>> I'm based in the UK at the moment
>> Hope I can help the community
>> Rachel Sands
>> <rachel.sands.(nospam).uk at googlemail.com <mailto:uk at googlemail.com>>
Welcome Helen and Rachel!
Hope you enjoy the group and the Ubuntu community as a whole! There is
a place and something everyone can do.:-) If you find yourself asking
"what can I do?" Hop in the ubuntu-women channel and ask the group,
there are lots of ways to participate in the community and various teams
to get involved with regardless if you been doing this a while or you
Amber Graner (akgraner in IRC)
akgraner at ubuntu.com
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