[UbuntuWomen] Team Member Introduction
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Thu Apr 8 15:41:33 UTC 2010
I joined the Ubuntu Women group a year or so ago. I've yet to be polite and
introduce myself. I'll be doing that now...
I'm a web developer for a commercial printer & I occasionally freelance. I
never ever would have thought I had a future in tech. I learned simple
commands in BASIC when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade (I was no good at it). We
were one of the few schools in the area that had a computer lab filled with
new Apple IIs. Since then I grew up & got married. I was really excited
when I first read about this free operating system called Linux (in the
early 2000s). I've been following the Ubuntu project since I first read
about it. I've ordered a stack of live CDs. I've installed a few dual boot
systems and even busted a hard drive or two whilst learning. Our children
can easily use Windows or Linux. They love the Tux games. Racing & Paint
were favorites for a long time.
During my early years of marriage I was interested in learning some kind of
computer programming but knew only of Visual Basic but training was just too
expensive. I eventually discovered Open Source Software (early 2000s
again). It gave me the opportunity to use & learn for free. I've wanted to
give back to the community ever since. I currently use a lot of Open Source
software. Some of my favorites are firefox, filezilla, wordpress, php &
mysql, gnu gimp, open office.org & xampp.
Thanks for the opportunity!
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