By day, I’m a mild-mannered (or ill-mannered) programmer for a local university. By nights and weekends, I don my costume – the T shirts and jeans I usually wear all the time anyway – and go out doing battle with the forces of proprietary software / hardware / technologies as “The Ubuntourist”.
In my checkered, striped and polka-dotted past, I’ve served as the team contact for the Ubuntu DC Local Community (a.k.a. “LoCo”), the annual organizer for Software Freedom Day and other gatherings, a co-host of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Learning Club, and am currently avoiding responsibility as one of the at large directors of HacDC (“The Capital’s Hackerspace”).
I was an early backer of the Mycroft, having pledge in August 2015. I also got lucky and managed to get in on the very first batch of Raspberry Pi’s when they launched. That said, I’m all thumbs when it comes to projects where I have to be concerned with analog electronics at all. Slowly getting better at it, though… I hope.