[Linux-aus] Programs for education

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 31 17:19:32 EST 2013

One suggestion (it might already exist), is make a rough database of some
of the better beginner and/or australian run FLOSS projects that someone
could contribute too.

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Kim Hawtin <kim at hawtin.net.au> wrote:

> Hi Jackson,
> On 31/10/13 13:48, Jackson Doak wrote:
> >  >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.
> Wow. Thats awesome.
> >  >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 to contribute.
> I think that if LinuxAus and the wider community as a whole, wants to
> attract more people, women included, we need to understand the
> motivations that have brought us here. Also how those motivations evolve
> over time.
> >  >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.
> Interesting choices =)
> >  >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 months ago.
> The older we get, the harder it is to compose a list of all the people
> that helped us walk this path...
> > Are there any other questions needed?
> Always, but it is a start. Thanks for you thoughts.
> regards,
> Kim
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