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= Neville A. Cross =
 
= Neville A. Cross =
  
== Contact Data ==
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== General Data ==
 
 
*'''Blog:''' http://neville.siqueres.com (Spanish)
 
*'''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
 
*'''Fedora Account:''' yn1v
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*'''GPG:'''96851663
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*'''Blog:''' http://taygon.com (Spanish)
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*'''IRC:''' yn1v (usually #fedora-latam for meetings)
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*'''Location:''' Managua, Nicaragua. 1206.29 N / 08615.91 W '''Time Zone:''' UTC +06:00
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*'''Nationality:''' Nicaraguan '''Languages:''' Spanish (first language), English (as second language), Portuguese (just a bit).
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*'''Call Sign:''' YN1V (for Amateur Radio)
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*'''Linux User #:''' 473217
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*'''E-mail:'''
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[[Image:neville_email.png]]
  
== Mini Bio ==
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== About me ==
 
 
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.
 
  
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 am Business Administrator, I do not posses any technical training or certification. You may be tricket to think that I have, I swear I do not. Really! My technical side comes from the fact that I am an amateur radio since 1993. My very first attempts with linux were with Red Hat around 1999. I came back to it a couple of times but run into hardware incompatibilities. I took a book of FC4 bible in 2006 and have been using Fedora as my main OS ever since.
  
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.
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I have joined the local Fedora community called [http://www.fedora.org.ni Fedora-ni] on march 2008. By the same time I have joined the LUG: GUL-NIC (Grupo de Usuarios Linux en Nicaragua).  
  
I applied to become Fedora ambassador on August 20th, 2008.
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== Roles ==
  
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.
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* Fedora Ambassador (2008)
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* Freemedia Coordinator (2009) [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Yn1v/freemedia_log Personal Log]
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* Marketing Team (2010) Currently Inactive
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* Fedora Weekely News, Ambassador Beat Writer. Currently Inactive
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* Mentor for Ambassadors. Currently Inactive
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* FAmSCo (Dec 2010 - Jun 2012) and current period starting Feb 2014
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* Fedora Community Card Holder [[User:Yn1v/Community_credit_card_report| Report]]
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* Fedora Board Member since Feb 2014
  
Luckily there was a Linux course based on Fedora on March 2009. This really help me get a hang of terminal.
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== Badges ==
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{{ #fedorabadges: yn1v }}
  
Since April 2009 I have been running administrative task on FreeMedia Program.
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== Interest==
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* Fedora Amateur Radio Special Interest Group
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* Fedora Robotics Special Interest Group
  
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.
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== Events ==
 
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* FISL / FUDCon LATAM. Porto Alegre, Brazil (2009)
== Trivia ==
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* Marketing FAD. Raleigh, NC, USA (2010)
 
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* FUDCon NA. Tempe, AZ, USA (2011)
*'''Location:''' Managua, Nicaragua. 1206.29 N / 08615.91 W
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* FUDCon LATAM. Panama City, Panama (2011)
*'''Time Zone:''' UTC +06:00
 
*'''Languages:''' Spanish (first language), English (as second language), Portuguese (just a bit).
 
*'''Nacionality:''' Nicaraguan
 
*'''Higer Education:'''
 
** BA Business Administration - [http://www.uca.edu.ni Universidad Centroamericana], Nicaragua.
 
** MSc Organisational Change and Development - [http://www.manchester.ac.uk The University of Manchester] - United Kingdom.
 
*'''Call Sing:''' YN1V (for Amateur Radio)
 
 
 
= Fedora Contributor =
 
== Groups ==
 
* [[Ambassadors | Ambassadors]]
 
* [[SIGs/AmateurRadio | Fedora Amateur Radio Special Interest Group]]
 
* [[Distribution/FreeMedia | Freemedia]]
 
 
 
== Tasks ==
 
 
 
* Editor of [http://fedora.org.ni Fedora Nicaragua Blog]
 
* List administrator of [http://fedora.org.ni/mailman/listinfo/fedora Fedora Nicaragua mailing List]
 
* Support at the Fedora Nicaragua Mailing List and Fedora Latam Mailing List
 
* Free Media Program member since November 26th, 2008.
 
** [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Yn1v/freemedia_log Log of the Free Media I have sent]
 
** Help with membership management for Free-Media group and Free-media mailing list. Since April 23th, 2009
 
* As Ambassador attend to different meetings and events as possible.
 
** [[User:Yn1v/activity_log | Log of activities]] (or should call it ''brag file?'')
 
 
 
== 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 [http://fedora.org.ni/?p=18 here (Spanish)]
 
* 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
 
 
 
= 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 [http://www.gnucash.org GNUCash]
 
  
 
= Publications =
 
= Publications =
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* 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)]
  
== Wiki Pages ==
 
* [[User:Yn1v/activity_log | Activities Log]]
 
* [[User:Yn1v/freemedia_log | Freemedia personal log]]
 
* [[User:Yn1v/Fedora_UCA_jun09 | Fedora 11 Pre-release meeting ]]
 
* [[User:Yn1v/Fedora_11_Release_Party | Fedora 11 Realease Party - Managua]] Includes event report
 
* [[User:Yn1v/SFD_2009 | Software Freedom Day 2009 - Managua]]
 
  
  
[[Category:Ambassadors from Nicaragua]]
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Latest revision as of 23:55, 27 May 2014

Yn1v: Neville A. Cross

Neville A. Cross

General Data

  • Fedora Account: yn1v
  • GPG:96851663
  • Blog: http://taygon.com (Spanish)
  • IRC: yn1v (usually #fedora-latam for meetings)
  • Location: Managua, Nicaragua. 1206.29 N / 08615.91 W Time Zone: UTC +06:00
  • Nationality: Nicaraguan Languages: Spanish (first language), English (as second language), Portuguese (just a bit).
  • Call Sign: YN1V (for Amateur Radio)
  • Linux User #: 473217
  • E-mail:

Neville email.png

About me

I am Business Administrator, I do not posses any technical training or certification. You may be tricket to think that I have, I swear I do not. Really! My technical side comes from the fact that I am an amateur radio since 1993. My very first attempts with linux were with Red Hat around 1999. I came back to it a couple of times but run into hardware incompatibilities. 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 LUG: GUL-NIC (Grupo de Usuarios Linux en Nicaragua).

Roles

  • Fedora Ambassador (2008)
  • Freemedia Coordinator (2009) Personal Log
  • Marketing Team (2010) Currently Inactive
  • Fedora Weekely News, Ambassador Beat Writer. Currently Inactive
  • Mentor for Ambassadors. Currently Inactive
  • FAmSCo (Dec 2010 - Jun 2012) and current period starting Feb 2014
  • Fedora Community Card Holder Report
  • Fedora Board Member since Feb 2014

Badges

Secretary General Speak Up! Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Involvement Mugshot Junior Badger (Badger I) Ambassador Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Junior Editor Senior Editor Master Editor Associate Editor FUDCon Cusco Crypto Panda Paranoid Panda Riddle Me This Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tagger (Tagger II) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) White Rabbit Let Me Introduce Myself Baby Badger Embryo Tadpole FLISOL 2014 Organizer Egg Flock Paparazzi Tadpole with Legs The Panda Is In Let's have a party (Fedora 20) Ambassadors Sponsor FAmSCo Member Free the Fedora Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Crypto Badger Fedora NI Author Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) FLISOL 2014 Attendee The Blessing of the FPL Flock 2014 Speaker Flock 2014 Attendee Party Pirate FAD Managua 2013 FUDCon Managua Vacation Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Origin Let's have a party (Fedora 21) Macaron (Cookie I) Nom Nom Nom Senior Badger (Badger II) Flock 2015 Speaker Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) FLISOL 2015 Speaker FLISOL 2015 Organizer Chief Editor FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Speaker FLISOL 2015 Attendee Flock 2015 Attendee FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Attendee Fedora 24 Translation Sprint Froglet FLISOL 2016 Organizer Top 500 FLISOL 2016 Attendee Nuancier F24 3D Printing SIG Member Nuancier F26 Fedora 25 Release Partygoer Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F26) Nuancier F25 Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Fedora Women Day 2017 Attendee Fedora 26 Release Partygoer FLISOL 2017 Attendee Science (Kernel Tester I) Black and White (Cookie III) Nuancier F28 Fedora 27 Release Partygoer Top 100 I Voted: Fedora 29 I Voted: Fedora 31 Board Member nest-attendee-2020 Social Panda

Interest

  • Fedora Amateur Radio Special Interest Group
  • Fedora Robotics Special Interest Group

Events

  • FISL / FUDCon LATAM. Porto Alegre, Brazil (2009)
  • Marketing FAD. Raleigh, NC, USA (2010)
  • FUDCon NA. Tempe, AZ, USA (2011)
  • FUDCon LATAM. Panama City, Panama (2011)

Publications