Sunday, November 15, 2009

Places to Participate.. :-) The Ubuntu Community ROCKS!

In March, of this year, I began to look around at where in the Ubuntu and Open Source communities I would fit it. In the a little more than 6 months time I have found all kinds of places and I am not done searching yet.

* Reviewed, Jono Bacon's latest Book, The Art of Community
* Participated in my very 1st Linux Fest - Southeast Linux Fest
* Participated in Community Leadership Summit
* Helped staff a booth for Linux Pro Mag at OSCON
* Helped Plan, Staff and execute Atlanta Linux Fest
* Attended Ohio Linux Fest
* Started working on an Ubuntu User Conference
* Involved in NC LoCo Team
* Involved in Ubuntu Weekly News
* Involved in Ubuntu Women Project
* Involved in Full Circle Magazine
* Blogger for Ubuntu-User Magazine
* Participated Remotely in UDS- Karmic

and now I'm in the Airport waiting to fly to Dallas, TX to participate in UDS-Lucid. So if you are saying but I'm an NTEU (non-technical end user) what can I do? Guess what I am an NTEU as well. :-) Anything is possible and I am loving all this. Think you can't find a place? There is always a place in the Ubuntu Community for people who want to help. Send me an email lets get you started on your journey as well, if I don't know the answer I'll do my best to point you in the right direction, and we can learn something new together. I wouldn't know what to do without the help and support of the Ubuntu Community it's just a great place to get started in Open Source. The people are terrific and the OS well it's AMAZING! One of the best parts of being involved in the Ubuntu community you have the potential to help shape and mold each release into the the collaborative magic that becomes the "Linux for Human Beings" that is UBUNTU.

I'll have to let you know how this week goes and I can't wait to see what goals get set and how Lucid shapes up. This journey is far from over I am still getting started. Thanks everyone let's see what the next release holds. :-) COMMUNITY JUST ROCKS!!!