[Linux-aus] Programs for education
noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 31 14:18:00 EST 2013
>What are you working on as a contributor? (roles, activities)
I started of as an iso tester, now i'm a maintainer for one of our main
testing tools, have packaged a large number of packages for ubuntu and
debian, general developement and support, was head of testing for xubuntu
for 3 months, and have been an ubuntu member since may. I am currently
working on an ubuntu themed PC case mod, but have a lack of funds (i might
seek sponsorship from linux AU)
>What started you on the path to contributing for ubuntu?
I used xubuntu on my laptop, an out of boredom, i decided to look into how
>Where do you see this contribution taking you?
I'd like to get a job at cononical one day, plus i've learnt a lot about
coding and QA best practices, which will help anywhere in the it industry.
My ideal job would either be IT (any form) or working in the air force.
>Did you have any mentors or role models?
A number of people have helped me learn all this. The closest thing to a
mentor would be phill whiteside, who was head of QA for lubuntu until a few
Are there any other questions needed?
On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Kim Hawtin <kim at hawtin.net.au> wrote:
> Hi Jackson,
> On 31/10/13 13:07, Jackson Doak wrote:
> > You have got teens joining FLOSS projects,but possibly not enough,
> Quite right, I've met a few over the years, on net and IRL at LinuxConf.
> They've done good work and inspired me to work on various projects =)
> > although that could be since school takes up a fair bit of time.
> That is a good point, honestly one I hadn't thought about.
> > That said, i've been a contributor to ubuntu for a year now (i'm 14),
> and i'm
> > pretty sure i'm not the yougest from australia.
> If I could be so bold, and ask you the same questions asked of me at
> What are you working on as a contributor? (roles, activities)
> What started you on the path to contributing for ubuntu?
> Where do you see this contribution taking you?
> (specifically thinking about study and career options here.)
> Did you have any mentors or role models?
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