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= Neville A. Cross =
 
= Neville A. Cross =
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== Contact Data ==
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*'''Blog:''' http://neville.siqueres.com (Spanish)
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*'''Website:''' http://www.geocities.com/displicente (Spanish)
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*'''E-mail:''' nacross (at) gmail (dot) com
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*'''PGP:'''96851663
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*'''IRC:''' yn1v (usually #fedora-latam and #fedora-ni at freenode when time allows it)
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*'''Fedora Account:''' yn1v
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== Mini Bio ==
  
 
I am Admnistrative Manager at [http://www.teodolinda.com.ni Hotel Mansion Teodolinda] at Managua city, capital of Nicaragua. I have a business degree, so I am not a deep knowledgeable computer person. I am a Amateur Radio since 1993, and a enthusiast on packet radio. By now I have a license of the highest level.
 
I am Admnistrative Manager at [http://www.teodolinda.com.ni Hotel Mansion Teodolinda] at Managua city, capital of Nicaragua. I have a business degree, so I am not a deep knowledgeable computer person. I am a Amateur Radio since 1993, and a enthusiast on packet radio. By now I have a license of the highest level.
  
 
My very first attempts with linux were with Red Hat around 1999, I had several hardware problems and leave it for some years. I took a book of FC4 bible in 2006 and have been using Fedora as my main OS ever since.
 
My very first attempts with linux were with Red Hat around 1999, I had several hardware problems and leave it for some years. I took a book of FC4 bible in 2006 and have been using Fedora as my main OS ever since.
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I have joined the local Fedora community called [http://www.fedora-ni.net Fedora-ni] on march 2008. By the same time I have joined the local LUG: GUL-NIC (Grupo de usuarios Linux de Nicaragua).
  
 
There is no much Linux formal training opportunities at Nicaragua, so I took a short course in Linux Server Administration based on openSUSE (May - June 2008). This helped me a lot to fill in where my empiric learning have left voids.
 
There is no much Linux formal training opportunities at Nicaragua, so I took a short course in Linux Server Administration based on openSUSE (May - June 2008). This helped me a lot to fill in where my empiric learning have left voids.
  
I have joined the local Fedora community called [http://www.fedora-ni.net Fedora-ni] on march 2008. By the same time I have joined the local LUG: GUL-NIC (Grupo de usuarios Linux de Nicaragua).
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I applied to become Fedora ambassador on August 20th, 2008.
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February 2008 marked the beginning of a difficult situation. As the Fedora Nicaragua web site frozen on time, it was needed another local news space. [http://www.fedora.org.ni Fedora Nicaragua] came to life with a mailing list and the promise of a local repo.
  
I applied to become fedora ambassador on August 20th, 2008.
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Luckily there was a Linux course based on Fedora on March 2009. This really help me get a hang of terminal.
  
== Contact Data ==
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Since April 2009 I have been running administrative task on FreeMedia Program.
  
*'''Blog:''' http://neville.siqueres.com (Spanish)
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There are moments when everything happened at the same time. June 2009 was this kind of time. There was a successful [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2009-August/msg00151.html Fedora 11 Launch Event] in Managua. I made presence in the First Central American Free Software Encounter representing Fedora Community. Finnaly I was invited to FISL and Fudcon LATAM.
*'''Website:''' http://www.geocities.com/displicente (Spanish)
 
*'''E-mail:''' nacross (at) gmail (dot) com
 
*'''PGP:'''96851663
 
*'''IRC:''' yn1v (usually #fedora-latam and #fedora-ni at freenode when time allows it)
 
*'''Fedora Account:''' yn1v
 
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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*'''Call Sing:''' YN1V (for Amateur Radio)
 
*'''Call Sing:''' YN1V (for Amateur Radio)
  
= Fedora Ambassador =
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= Fedora Contributor =
 
== Groups ==
 
== Groups ==
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/AmateurRadio Fedora Amateur Radio Special Interest Group]
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* [[Ambassadors | Ambassadors]]
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/FreeMedia Free Media]
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* [[SIGs/AmateurRadio | Fedora Amateur Radio Special Interest Group]]
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* [[Distribution/FreeMedia Freemedia]]
  
 
== Tasks ==
 
== Tasks ==
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* Editor of [http://fedora.org.ni Fedora Nicaragua Blog]
 
* Editor of [http://fedora.org.ni Fedora Nicaragua Blog]
 
* List administrator of [http://fedora.org.ni/mailman/listinfo/fedora Fedora Nicaragua mailing List]
 
* List administrator of [http://fedora.org.ni/mailman/listinfo/fedora Fedora Nicaragua mailing List]
* Support at the Fedora Nicaragua Mailing List and Fedora-es Mailing List
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* Support at the Fedora Nicaragua Mailing List and Fedora Latam Mailing List
 
* Free Media Program member since November 26th, 2008.
 
* Free Media Program member since November 26th, 2008.
 
** [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Yn1v/freemedia_log Log of the Free Media I have sent]
 
** [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Yn1v/freemedia_log Log of the Free Media I have sent]
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* Participate in the Spanish translation of [http://www.fedorafaq.org The unofficial Fedora FAQ]
 
* Participate in the Spanish translation of [http://www.fedorafaq.org The unofficial Fedora FAQ]
 
* Help on the documentation of Amateur Radio applications that are included on Fedora
 
* Help on the documentation of Amateur Radio applications that are included on Fedora
 
== Fedora Upcoming Activities ==
 
 
* [[User:Yn1v/Fedora_UCA_jun09 | Pizza-Bash in Salutation to Fedora 11]] - 8 Jun 2009
 
* [[User:Yn1v/Fedora_11_Release_Party | Fedora 11 Lauch Party]] - 15 jun 2009
 
 
== Fedora Past Activities ==
 
 
* 2008
 
** Fedora 10 Lauch Party [http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gZAFFkNAGWb7AePaCkd5UzBiEzjAD94HN1EO0 (suspended)]
 
** August 16th [http://www.linuxtour.org/index.php5?title=Un_dia_con_la_UCA Un día con la UCA] - [http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA] 
 
*** Coordinate the event
 
** July 22th [http://www.linuxtour.org/index.php5?title=SL-para-Todos Software Libre para No-Informáticos] - [http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]
 
*** Coordinate the event
 
*** Speak promoting GNUCash
 
  
 
= FOSS =
 
= FOSS =
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* Set up a local forum to provide support for [http://www.gnucash.org GNUCash]
 
* Set up a local forum to provide support for [http://www.gnucash.org GNUCash]
  
== FOSS Upcoming Activities ==
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= Publications =
 
 
* February 21st and 28th Repo Workshop at [http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]
 
* April 25th [http://installfest.info/FLISOL2009/Nicaragua FLISOL 2009 - Nicaragua]
 
 
 
== FOSS Past Activities ==
 
 
 
* 2009
 
** March 26th [http://www.linuxtour.org/Pizza-Bash-IV Pizza-Bash IV] at [http://www.teodolinda.com.ni Hotel Mansión Teodolinda]
 
*** Fedora face to face support - Fedora Media distribution
 
** March 25th [http://www.linuxtour.org/DFD_2009/UAM DFD 2009] at [http://www.uam.edu.ni UAM]
 
*** Speach
 
*** Fedora Media Distribution
 
*** [http://cdlibre.org CD Libre] Media distribution
 
** March 21st [http://www.linuxtour.org/Linuxtour_Honduras/Tegucigalpa Linux Tour Honduras] as Universidad Politécnica, Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS
 
*** Speach
 
*** Fedora Media Distribution
 
*** Fedora T-shirt gifts
 
** March 20th [http://www.linuxtour.org/Linuxtour_Honduras/SanPedroSula Linux Tour Honduras] at Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana, San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS
 
*** Speach
 
*** Fedora Media Distribution
 
*** Fedora T-shirt gifts
 
** February 20th [http://www.linuxtour.org/Pizza-Bash-III Pizza-Bash III] at [http://www.teodolinda.com.ni Hotel Mansión Teodolinda]
 
*** Fedora face to face support - media distribution
 
** January 23th [http://www.linuxtour.org/Pizza-Bash-II Pizza-Bash II] at [http://www.teodolinda.com.ni Hotel Mansión Teodolinda]
 
*** Fedora face to face support - media distribution
 
* 2008
 
** December 19th [http://www.linuxtour.org/index.php5?title=Pizza-Bash Pizza Bash] at [http://www.isi.edu.ni ISI Managua]
 
*** Fedora face to face support - media distribution
 
** September 26th [http://www.linuxtour.org/index.php5?title=Barcamp_1.5 Ubuntu Barcamp 1.5]
 
*** Drinker
 
** September 20th [http://www.linuxtour.org/sfd Software Freedom Day Nicaragua 2008] at [http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]
 
*** Staff - Coordinate the conference area.
 
*** [http://softwarefreedomday.org/Competition2008 One of the best event world wide!]
 
** August 14th Dia Debian 2008 at UNI-IES
 
*** Provide a projector
 
** June 20th openSUSE day at UNICIT
 
*** Support
 
** June 14th [http://www.mandriva.org.ni/content/view/3/15/ Mandriva Install Party 2008] at UNI-IES
 
*** Support
 
*** Provide Projector
 
** June 13th [http://www.linuxtour.org/index.php5?title=Ubuntu_Translation_Sprint Ubuntu Translation Sprint] at [http://www.isi.edu.ni ISI]
 
*** Translator - 84 strings
 
** June 12th Jornada Ubuntera at [http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]
 
*** Speach
 
*** Provide Projector
 
** June 5th Jornada Ubuntera at [http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]
 
*** Provide a projector
 
** June 4th to 6th Feria Tecnologica at UNAN-Managua
 
*** Support
 
** May 23th Linux Tour at [http://www.isi.edu.ni ISI Managua]
 
*** Support
 
** April 26th [http://installfest.info/FLISOL2008/Nicaragua FLISOL 2008] at UNAN
 
*** Registration Desk
 
 
 
== Publications ==
 
  
 
* Article: Software Freedom at Nicaragua at ''Observador Economico'' Magazine [http://www.elobservadoreconomico.com/articulo/675 online version (spanish)]
 
* Article: Software Freedom at Nicaragua at ''Observador Economico'' Magazine [http://www.elobservadoreconomico.com/articulo/675 online version (spanish)]

Revision as of 13:16, 25 August 2009

Yn1v: Neville A. Cross

Neville A. Cross

Contact Data

Mini Bio

I am Admnistrative Manager at Hotel Mansion Teodolinda at Managua city, capital of Nicaragua. I have a business degree, so I am not a deep knowledgeable computer person. I am a Amateur Radio since 1993, and a enthusiast on packet radio. By now I have a license of the highest level.

My very first attempts with linux were with Red Hat around 1999, I had several hardware problems and leave it for some years. I took a book of FC4 bible in 2006 and have been using Fedora as my main OS ever since.

I have joined the local Fedora community called Fedora-ni on march 2008. By the same time I have joined the local LUG: GUL-NIC (Grupo de usuarios Linux de Nicaragua).

There is no much Linux formal training opportunities at Nicaragua, so I took a short course in Linux Server Administration based on openSUSE (May - June 2008). This helped me a lot to fill in where my empiric learning have left voids.

I applied to become Fedora ambassador on August 20th, 2008.

February 2008 marked the beginning of a difficult situation. As the Fedora Nicaragua web site frozen on time, it was needed another local news space. Fedora Nicaragua came to life with a mailing list and the promise of a local repo.

Luckily there was a Linux course based on Fedora on March 2009. This really help me get a hang of terminal.

Since April 2009 I have been running administrative task on FreeMedia Program.

There are moments when everything happened at the same time. June 2009 was this kind of time. There was a successful Fedora 11 Launch Event in Managua. I made presence in the First Central American Free Software Encounter representing Fedora Community. Finnaly I was invited to FISL and Fudcon LATAM.

Trivia

  • Location: Managua, Nicaragua. 1206.29 N / 08615.91 W
  • Time Zone: UTC +06:00
  • Languages: Spanish (first language), English (as second language), Portuguese (just a bit).
  • Nacionality: Nicaraguan
  • Higer Education:
  • Call Sing: YN1V (for Amateur Radio)

Fedora Contributor

Groups

Tasks

Projects as an Ambassador

  • Promote a monthly gathering where users that get Fedora installed from different install parties can get support. Working with local FOSS community we have established Pizza-Bash events. This are an informal activity where people can get help face to face. I have been hanging Fedora posters and helping Fedora users.
  • Set up a local repository at Nicaragua. In the mean time set up a private repository for updates a give access to users that do not have internet and also to be used at install parties without internet access. A local ISP has shown interest in this project, they are allocating server space for this. Update(19 feb 2009) the server is on. Most files are stored, rsync is completing them. Test looks fine so far.(9 Apr 2009) The Nicaraguan repo is working, more info here (Spanish)
  • Participate in the Spanish translation of The unofficial Fedora FAQ
  • Help on the documentation of Amateur Radio applications that are included on Fedora

FOSS

FOSS Projects

  • Set up a wiki to share instructions for setting up linux for amateur radio use. Specially the topics related to AX.25.
  • Set up a local forum to provide support for GNUCash

Publications