Eric "Sparks" Christensen
sparks at fedoraproject.org
Mon Nov 8 14:33:39 UTC 2010
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 14:50, Travis Whitlock <btw9979 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My name is Travis Whitlock and I am an American currently living in
> Darmstadt, Germany. This is my first time contributing to an open source
> project and I am very excited to help out. I would really like to offer
> something in return to the open source community that has already helped me
> and I really believe in the cause of free software. I chose Fedora because
> I have tried several Linux distros and Fedora is by far my favorite. Below
> are my answers to the standard questions from the website:
> 1. What other projects or writing have you worked on in the past?
> I spent 8 years in the US Air Force and worked as an information
> manager. This job involved lots of writing for high level military
> officers. Its not the style I will be using in the documentation for Fedora
> but it did teach me a lot about writing. After my military time I started
> working as a system administrator. I have done lots of server documentation
> which usually involves writing the occasional "idiot-proof" walkthrough.
> 2. What level and type of computer skills do you have?
> I have been working in IT for 14 years as a system administrator. I am
> getting my big break into systems engineering in Jan 2011 at a company that
> uses Linux to build secure computing systems. I have experience with many
> different systems including: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Sun Solaris 8/10,
> Trusted Solaris, and Windows (3.1 and up). I have very little college time
> behind me but several industry certifications.
> I also enjoy programming and scripting. I have experience with bash,
> csh, perl, python, windows powershell, C# and the .net framework. My best
> accomplishment so far as a programmer is that I wrote a set of scripts that
> replaced my companies broken MS Systems Management Server (SMS). I even
> built a cool GUI so that my coworkers (windows admins) could use it. :) I
> love to code but I am a little intimidated by OS and App development so I
> decided to start off helping with documentation.
> 3. What other skills do you have that might be applicable?
> I have lots of experience with US govt IT systems. So if anyone ever has
> questions about how the govt does IT I can probably help you out.
> 4. What makes you an excellent match for the project?
> I am very excited and inexperienced but enthusiasm counts for something.
> I just want to start off with something simple and work my way up to more
> difficult tasks. Having a mentor would be nice.
> GPG KEYID and Fingerprint
> pub 2048R/98824C0B 2010-11-03
> Key fingerprint = 630C AF6D D95A F129 97FC 3BA1 A3AD 261A 9882 4C0B
> uid Benjamin Travis Whitlock <btw9979 at gmail.com>
> sub 2048R/C944289E 2010-11-03
> I look forward to meeting the folks on the documentation team.
> Travis Whitlock
Welcome aboard, Travis. Sounds like you have skills that will be
quite useful in the Project.
Please join us on IRC in #fedora-docs. That is where our
day-to-day operations occur. We also meet on Thursdays at 00:01
UTC in #fedora-meeting.
Again, welcome aboard!
Fedora Docs Project Lead
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