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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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|birthday= 1976
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|irc-channels = #fedora, #fedora-el
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|jabber = nickth@gnu.gr
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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. 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'm working on Linux since 2010. Self taught, I became a Linux enthusiast, learning 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'''.
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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.
 
 
* Last but not least, what also impressed me was this, I can say rigorous, principle 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.
 
  
 
==== 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's driven project, to function as well as possible.
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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, 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].
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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].
 
 
==== COPR projects ====
 
 
 
* Currently I maintain two projects in COPR. One is [https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/nickth/ssr/ SSR] and the other is [https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/nickth/kernel-bfq/ kernel-bfq].  
 
  
 
==== 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].
  
 
==== Videos ====
 
==== Videos ====
  
* I produce some Videos about Fedora. Tutorials mostly, about various matters. 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].  
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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].  
  
 
==== Updates Testing ====
 
==== 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 [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/ Fedora's testing system].  
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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].  
 
 
==== Rawhide ====
 
 
 
* 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 :)
 
  
 
==== Wiki Localization ====
 
==== Wiki Localization ====
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== 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.  
 
  
* 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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Usually, I'm picking what I want to work on and I dedicate my time there.  
 
 
* 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-ask''' , '''#fedora-qa''', and '''#fedora-el''' (''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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* Virtually attended at [http://flock2014.sched.org/NickTh#.U-MSLfEt73w Flock 2014]
 
* Virtually attended at [http://flock2014.sched.org/NickTh#.U-MSLfEt73w Flock 2014]
 
* Physically attended at [[Fedora_Weekend_Greece_2014]]
 
* Physically attended at [[Fedora_Weekend_Greece_2014]]
 
== 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 Quote ====
 
 
You have a dollar.
 
I have a dollar.
 
We swap.
 
Now you have my dollar.
 
We are no better off.
 
• • •
 
You have an idea.
 
I have an idea.
 
We swap.
 
Now you have two ideas.
 
And I have two ideas.
 
• • •
 
That’s the difference.
 

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 I) Involvement Let Me Introduce Myself Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora IV) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) Junior Editor Senior Editor Junior Badger (Badger I) Associate Editor Baby Badger In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Master Editor Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) You can call me "Wikipedia Brown" (Ask Fedora V) Bona Fide White Rabbit Mugshot Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Ambassador Riddle Me This Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Origin Egg Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Embryo Froglet Tadpole with Legs Tadpole
 


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