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Greetings.
 
Greetings.
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I deal with Linux since 2010. Self taught, I like to learn new things every day. Three operating systems (currently) are installed in my Laptop.
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My name is Nick Thom from Greece, I'm 38 years old and I live in Athens. High school graduate, I don't have any degrees or certifications or official education at the world of Computer Science. I deal with PCs and occasionally smartphones, because I like it. It's one of my hobbies.
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I deal with Linux since 2010. Self taught, I like to learn new things every day. Currently, three operating systems sitting on my primary machine of use, which is a Laptop Acer Aspire 5733:
  
 
#Fedora
 
#Fedora
 
#Arch Linux
 
#Arch Linux
 
#Debian
 
#Debian
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== Discovering the "real" Fedora ==  
 
== Discovering the "real" Fedora ==  
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== Activities within Fedora ==
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
  
+ Currently participating in [https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/users/9001/nikth/ Ask Fedora] helping users solving various problems, both on English and Greek sections.
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==== Ask Fedora ====
  
+ [[Special:Contributions/Nickth|Fedora Wiki Localization]]
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* Currently participating in [https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/users/9001/nikth/ Ask Fedora] helping users solving various problems, both on English and Greek sections.
  
+ [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ Updates Testing]
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* I'm also a Forum moderator, helping this community driven project to work properly.  
  
+ [http://nickth.fedorapeople.org/ Blog about Fedora on fedorapeople]
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==== Wiki Localization ====
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* I translating various Wiki pages, the ones I consider most important. You can see all my work on Wiki by [[Special:Contributions/Nickth|visiting this page]]
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==== Updates Testing ====
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* I participate testing various packages, before they pushed on stable repository. Thereby, I'm becoming a part of the Fedora testers and Quality Assurance group. You will find my comments and karma points at [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ Fedora's testing system].
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==== Rawhide ====
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* Recently, I've [https://plus.google.com/u/0/110198708363882878275/posts/WmdnTr4gLCe installed the Fedora Rawhide] on my testing machine of use, which is a Desktop. Let's testing to the bitter end :)
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==== Blog about Fedora ====
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* I have set up a blog dedicated to Fedora, on the area that was offered to me for free, by the Fedora Project. The articles are written in Greek language and only the titles and a brief summary is written in English. [http://nickth.fedorapeople.org/ The blog can be found here].
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==== Ambassador ====
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* I have applied to become a [[Ambassadors|Fedora Ambassador]] on July 2014. To become an Ambassador it's a great honor for me, but also brings great responsibility.
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==== Social Media ====
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* Participating on various social media, talking about Fedora with other folks and calling new members to join. Mostly on [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109103154272245339550 Google Plus Community] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fedora.linux/ Facebook Group].
  
 
== Contribution Commitment ==
 
== Contribution Commitment ==
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Usually, I'm picking what I want to work on, and I dedicate my self there.  
 
Usually, I'm picking what I want to work on, and I dedicate my self there.  
  
Helping users solving various problems is one of my hobbies, so It will not be difficult for me to contribute on '''Ask Fedora'''.  
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* Helping users solving various problems is one of my hobbies, so It will not be difficult for me to contribute on '''Ask Fedora'''.  
  
Another area I'm interesting is '''Wiki Localization'''. Most of users they know to read English, but reading an article at their own (native) language, I think is more comfortable(apart that serves the [[Objectives#Building_open_source_software_communities|global perspective]] of Fedora Project).  
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* Another area I'm interesting is '''Wiki Localization'''. Most of users they know to read English, but reading an article at their own (native) language, I think is more comfortable(apart that serves the [[Objectives#Building_open_source_software_communities|global perspective]] of Fedora Project).  
  
'''Updates Testing''' is enabled on my Fedora box anyway. Thus, I will use the {{package|fedora-easy-karma}}  to give feedback on [http://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/ bodhi] and help to ensure the stability of packages.  
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* '''Updates Testing''' is enabled on my Fedora box anyway. Thus, I will use the {{package|fedora-easy-karma}}  to give feedback on [http://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/ bodhi] and help to ensure the stability of packages.  
  
 
I can do a commitment devoting 2-4 hours per week, on aforementioned contribution areas.
 
I can do a commitment devoting 2-4 hours per week, on aforementioned contribution areas.
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You can find me on [https://www.freenode.net/ irc.freenode.net] as '''NickTh''', usually on channels: '''#fedora''', '''#fedora-el''' and '''#fedora-ask''' (''if I'm marked as being away, don't hesitate to ping me'').
 
You can find me on [https://www.freenode.net/ irc.freenode.net] as '''NickTh''', usually on channels: '''#fedora''', '''#fedora-el''' and '''#fedora-ask''' (''if I'm marked as being away, don't hesitate to ping me'').
  
== Social Media ==
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== Events ==
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==== 2014 ====
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* Reserved for the future
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== Other Contacts ==
  
 
You can also find me at the following social media:  
 
You can also find me at the following social media:  

Revision as of 17:40, 5 July 2014

Nick Thom
Nick Thom ({{{pronouns}}})
Personal information
Location: Athens, Greece
Birthday: 1976
Homepage: nicktux.com
E-mail: nickth@fedoraproject.org
GPG key: D7CCB465

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: nickth
Fedora e-mail: nickth@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: nickth.fedorapeople.org
 


Nick Thom

Greetings.

My name is Nick Thom from Greece, I'm 38 years old and I live in Athens. High school graduate, I don't have any degrees or certifications or official education at the world of Computer Science. I deal with PCs and occasionally smartphones, because I like it. It's one of my hobbies. I deal with Linux since 2010. Self taught, I like to learn new things every day. Currently, three operating systems sitting on my primary machine of use, which is a Laptop Acer Aspire 5733:

  1. Fedora
  2. Arch Linux
  3. Debian


Discovering the "real" Fedora

I discovered the real Fedora power almost recently. I knew about the distribution and the community, but until recently it was running on a virtual machine only. Since version 20 (and from the day one it was released), I have installed it on a mechanical hard drive that I have, mostly because I wanted to see the behavior of the system on a real hardware (and not on a virtual one). As I was seeing, learning and discovering the "real" Fedora, what impressed me more, was the speed and stability (as opposed on what I've heard or read about!).

Eventually, I decided to transfer the installation on my primary SSD and now is my primary Operating System.

Activities within Fedora

Ask Fedora

  • Currently participating in Ask Fedora helping users solving various problems, both on English and Greek sections.
  • I'm also a Forum moderator, helping this community driven project to work properly.

Wiki Localization

  • I translating various Wiki pages, the ones I consider most important. You can see all my work on Wiki by visiting this page

Updates Testing

  • I participate testing various packages, before they pushed on stable repository. Thereby, I'm becoming a part of the Fedora testers and Quality Assurance group. You will find my comments and karma points at Fedora's testing system.

Rawhide

Blog about Fedora

  • I have set up a blog dedicated to Fedora, on the area that was offered to me for free, by the Fedora Project. The articles are written in Greek language and only the titles and a brief summary is written in English. The blog can be found here.

Ambassador

  • I have applied to become a Fedora Ambassador on July 2014. To become an Ambassador it's a great honor for me, but also brings great responsibility.

Social Media

Contribution Commitment

Contribution commitment is a very difficult matter, when it comes to devote your time. In the past I have devoted much time contributing at various FLOSS projects/distributions (Ubuntu, Arch Linux...etc) and I continue on some of them.

Usually, I'm picking what I want to work on, and I dedicate my self there.

  • Helping users solving various problems is one of my hobbies, so It will not be difficult for me to contribute on Ask Fedora.
  • Another area I'm interesting is Wiki Localization. Most of users they know to read English, but reading an article at their own (native) language, I think is more comfortable(apart that serves the global perspective of Fedora Project).
  • Updates Testing is enabled on my Fedora box anyway. Thus, I will use the Package-x-generic-16.pngfedora-easy-karma to give feedback on bodhi and help to ensure the stability of packages.

I can do a commitment devoting 2-4 hours per week, on aforementioned contribution areas.

Participation at events, also is not a problem. As a "normal" person, I consider that physical contact is more constructive than a Web/Internet one.

IRC

You can find me on irc.freenode.net as NickTh, usually on channels: #fedora, #fedora-el and #fedora-ask (if I'm marked as being away, don't hesitate to ping me).

Events

2014

  • Reserved for the future

Other Contacts

You can also find me at the following social media:

Favorite phrase

Don't Leave for Tomorrow What You Can Do Today