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= Neville A. Cross =
 
= Neville A. Cross =
  
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.
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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.
  
There is no much Linux formal training opportunities at Nicaragua, so I took a short course in Linux Server Administration based on openSUSE. This help me a lot to fill in where my empiric learning have left voids.
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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-ni.net Fedora-ni]] on march 2008. By the same time I have joined the local Linux community on march 2008. This is GUL-NIC (Grupo de usuarios Linux de Nicaragua).
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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*'''Languages:''' Spanish (first language), English (as second language), Portuguese (just a bit).
 
*'''Languages:''' Spanish (first language), English (as second language), Portuguese (just a bit).
 
*'''Nacionality:''' Nicaraguan
 
*'''Nacionality:''' Nicaraguan
*'''Profession:'''
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*'''Higer Education:'''
 
** BA Business Administration - [[http://www.uca.edu.ni Universidad Centroamericana]], Nicaragua.
 
** 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.
 
** MSc Organisational Change and Development - [[http://www.manchester.ac.uk The University of Manchester]] - United Kingdom.
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== Projects as an Ambassador ==
 
== Projects as an Ambassador ==
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* Promote a monthly gathering where users that get Fedora installed from different install parties can get support.
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* 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.
  
I maintain a blog regarding Paket Radio and Linux called [[http://neville.siqueres.com/ Linux & AX.25]] This blog is write in Spanish and centres in my experience configuring AX.25 networking using linux.
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== FOSS Project ==
 
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* Set up a wiki to share instructions for setting up linux for amateur radio use. Specially the topics related to AX.25.
== Fedora/Linux Activities ==
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* Set up a local foru to provide support for [[http://www.gnucash.org GNUCash]]
 
 
I have joined the local Linux community on march 2008. This is GUL-NIC (Grupo de usuarios Linux de Nicaragua). I started with [[http://installfest.info/FLISOL2008/Nicaragua FLISOL 2008]] and have been participating in almost every FOSS event over this year. I also have been part of the Fedora-ni group.
 
  
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== Fedora Upcoming Activities ==
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* Fedora 10 Lauch Party (suspended)
  
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== Fedora Past Activities ==
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* July 22th [[http://www.linuxtour.org/index.php5?title=SL-para-TodosSoftware Libre para No-Informáticos]] - [[http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]]
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** Coordinate the event
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** Speak promoting GNUCash
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* 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]] 
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** Coordinate the event
  
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== FOSS Upcoming Activities ==
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* November 22th and 29th Repo Workshop at [[http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]]
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* December 19th Pizza Bash at [[http://www.isi.edu.ni ISI Managua]]
  
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== FOSS Past Activities ==
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* April 26th [[http://installfest.info/FLISOL2008/Nicaragua FLISOL 2008]] at UNAN
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** Registration Desk
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* May 23th Linux Tour at [[http://www.isi.edu.ni ISI Managua]]
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** Support
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* June 4th to 6th Feria Tecnologica at UNAN-Managua
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** Support
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* June 5th Jornada Ubuntera at [[http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]]
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** Provide a projector
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* June 12th Jornada Ubuntera at [[http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]]
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** Speach
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** Provide Projector
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* June 14th Mandriva Install Party 2008 at UNI-IES
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** Support
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** Provide Projector
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* June 20th openSUSE day at UNICIT
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** Support
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* August 14th Dia Debian 2008 at UNI-IES
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** Provide a projector
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* September 20th [[http://www.linuxtour.org/sfd Software Freedom Day Nicaragua 2008]] at [[http://www.uca.edu.ni UCA]]
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** Staff - Coordinate the conference area.
  
 
[[Category:Homepage]]
 
[[Category:Homepage]]
 
[[Category:AmbassadorsNicaragua]]
 
[[Category:AmbassadorsNicaragua]]

Revision as of 06:51, 19 November 2008

Yn1v: Neville A. Cross

Neville A. Cross

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.

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 [Fedora-ni] on march 2008. By the same time I have joined the local Linux community on march 2008. This is GUL-NIC (Grupo de usuarios Linux de Nicaragua).

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)

Contact Data


Projects as an Ambassador

  • Promote a monthly gathering where users that get Fedora installed from different install parties can get support.
  • 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.

FOSS Project

  • 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 foru to provide support for [GNUCash]

Fedora Upcoming Activities

  • Fedora 10 Lauch Party (suspended)

Fedora Past Activities

FOSS Upcoming Activities

  • November 22th and 29th Repo Workshop at [UCA]
  • December 19th Pizza Bash at [ISI Managua]

FOSS Past Activities

  • April 26th [FLISOL 2008] at UNAN
    • Registration Desk
  • May 23th Linux Tour at [ISI Managua]
    • Support
  • June 4th to 6th Feria Tecnologica at UNAN-Managua
    • Support
  • June 5th Jornada Ubuntera at [UCA]
    • Provide a projector
  • June 12th Jornada Ubuntera at [UCA]
    • Speach
    • Provide Projector
  • June 14th Mandriva Install Party 2008 at UNI-IES
    • Support
    • Provide Projector
  • June 20th openSUSE day at UNICIT
    • Support
  • August 14th Dia Debian 2008 at UNI-IES
    • Provide a projector
  • September 20th [Software Freedom Day Nicaragua 2008] at [UCA]
    • Staff - Coordinate the conference area.