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|REAL-NAME= Nick Thom
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|REAL-NAME   = NickTux
|location= Athens, Greece
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|location     = Athens, Greece
|email= nickth@fedoraproject.org
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|birthday    = 1976
|image= Cartoon-nickth-fedora.jpeg
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|homepage    = https://nicktux.com
|fas-name= nickth
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|email       = nickth@fedoraproject.org
|birthday= 1976
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|irc-nick    = nickth
|homepage= nicktux.com
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|irc-channels = #fedora, #fedora-el
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|jabber = nickth@gnu.gr
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|twitter      = nicktuxdotcom
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|facebook = nicktuxdotcom
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|googleplus = +NikTh
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|github = NikTh
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= Nick Thom =
 
  
 
Greetings.
 
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 Computer Science. I deal with PCs and occasionally smartphones, because I like it. It's one of my hobbies.
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Nick T. is involved in Linux since 2010, participating in various projects he's trying to keep his contribution, in Open Source, significant and sustained.
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:
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At Nov 2012 he became an Official Ubuntu Member. He's also an individual member of the Linux Foundation.
 
 
#Fedora
 
#Arch Linux
 
#Debian
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
== Discovering the "real" Fedora ==  
 
== Discovering the "real" Fedora ==  
  
* I discovered the real Fedora 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!).
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* I discovered the real Fedora 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). 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'''.
 
  
* Last, but not least, what also impressed me was this, I can say rigorous, principle about the Open Source and open source way. The [[Foundations|four foundations]] was the first page I did read, on wiki.
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* Last but not least, what also impressed me was, I can say rigorous, principles about the Open Source software and content. The [[Foundations|four foundations]] was the first page I did read, on wiki.
  
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
==== Ambassador ====
 
 
* 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.
 
  
 
==== Ask Fedora ====
 
==== Ask Fedora ====
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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.  
 
* Currently participating in [https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/users/9001/nikth/ 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.  
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* I'm also a Forum moderator helping this community project to function as well as possible.
  
==== Blog about Fedora ====
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==== Blogging 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. [http://nickth.fedorapeople.org/ The blog can be found here].
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* I have set up a blog dedicated to Fedora, in the site/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].
  
 
==== Social Media ====
 
==== Social Media ====
  
* 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].  
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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].
  
==== Updates Testing ====
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==== Videos ====
  
* 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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* Making some Videos about Fedora. Tutorials mostly. All of the videos are in Greek language (sorry English listeners) and you can track them at my [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs5jH5D364zwttvOYOmruNg Youtube channel], also at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Nick%20Thom%20%28NickTh%29%22 Internet Archive].  
  
==== Rawhide ====
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==== Updates Testing ====
  
* 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 test it, to the bitter end :)
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* Participating 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].  
  
 
==== Wiki Localization ====
 
==== Wiki Localization ====
  
* Translate various Wiki pages, the ones I consider most important. You can see all of my work on Wiki, by [[Special:Contributions/Nickth|visiting this page]].
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* Translating various Wiki pages, the ones I consider most important. You can see all of my work on Wiki, by [[Special:Contributions/Nickth|visiting this page]].
  
 
== Contribution Commitment ==
 
== 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 ([https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NikTh Ubuntu], [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:NikTh Arch Linux]...etc) and I continue on some of them.  
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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 and I still continue on some of them.  
  
Usually, I'm picking what I want to work on, and I dedicate my self there.
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Usually, I'm picking what I want to work on and I dedicate my time 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 [[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.
 
 
 
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 ==
 
== IRC ==
  
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'').
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You can find me on [https://www.freenode.net/ irc.freenode.net] as '''NickTh''', on channels: '''#fedora''', and '''#fedora-el''' (''if I'm marked as being away, don't hesitate to ping me'').
  
 
== Events ==  
 
== Events ==  
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==== 2014 ====
 
==== 2014 ====
  
* Reserved for the future
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* Virtually attended at [http://flock2014.sched.org/NickTh#.U-MSLfEt73w Flock 2014]
 
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* Physically attended at [[Fedora_Weekend_Greece_2014]]
== Linux education ==
 
 
 
Some online course I've taken and successfully completed.
 
 
 
* CompTIA Linux+ (Exam LX0-101) - course successfully completed
 
* CompTIA Linux+ (Exam LX0-102) - course successfully completed
 
* Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) - Exam EX200 - course successfully completed
 
* Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) - Exam EX300 - course successfully completed
 
 
 
''Certificates of completion are available, upon request only.''
 
 
 
== Other Contacts ==
 
 
You can also find me at the following social media:
 
 
 
*[https://plus.google.com/+NikTh/posts Google Plus]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/nick.thom.790 Facebook]  
 
*[https://joindiaspora.com/people/df6ddf6f0b133e3c Diaspora]
 
 
 
==== Favorite phrase ====
 
 
 
''Don't Leave for Tomorrow What You Can Do Today''
 

Latest revision as of 01:33, 27 November 2018

NickTux
Location: Athens, Greece
Birthday: 1976
Homepage: https://nicktux.com
E-mail: nickth@fedoraproject.org
GPG key: A1F33101
Contact information
Jabber: nickth@gnu.gr
IRC: nickth on irc.freenode.net
#fedora, #fedora-el
Twitter: nicktuxdotcom
Facebook: nicktuxdotcom
Google+: +NikTh
GitHub: NikTh
Fedora-specific information
FAS name: nickth
Fedora e-mail: nickth@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: nickth.fedorapeople.org
Fedora Badges earned (34)
Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Paranoid Panda Crypto Panda Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) Involvement Let Me Introduce Myself Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Junior Editor Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora IV) Baby Badger Senior Editor In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Associate Editor Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Mugshot Bona Fide Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Master Editor Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Ambassador Riddle Me This Taming the Bull (Tester V) White Rabbit You can call me "Wikipedia Brown" (Ask Fedora V) Embryo Origin Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Egg Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Tadpole Froglet Tadpole with Legs
 


Greetings.

Nick T. is involved in Linux since 2010, participating in various projects he's trying to keep his contribution, in Open Source, significant and sustained. At Nov 2012 he became an Official Ubuntu Member. He's also an individual member of the Linux Foundation.

Discovering the "real" Fedora

  • I discovered the real Fedora 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). 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!).
  • Last but not least, what also impressed me was, I can say rigorous, principles about the Open Source software and content. The four foundations was the first page I did read, on wiki.

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 project to function as well as possible.

Blogging about Fedora

  • I have set up a blog dedicated to Fedora, in the site/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.

Social Media

  • Participating on various social media, talking about Fedora with other folks and calling new members to join. Mostly on Google Plus Community.

Videos

  • Making some Videos about Fedora. Tutorials mostly. All of the videos are in Greek language (sorry English listeners) and you can track them at my Youtube channel, also at Internet Archive.

Updates Testing

  • Participating 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.

Wiki Localization

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

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 and I still continue on some of them.

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

IRC

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

Events

2014