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Re: Self-introduction: Ben Cotton



On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 16:47, Ben Cotton <bcotton+fedora gmail com> wrote:
> Greetings Fedora-docs-listers,
>
> It recently occurred to me that it is time I gave something back to
> the community.  I started using Red Hat 8 in college, and eventually
> switched to using Linux on my primary desktop.  I now make a living as
> a sysadmin for RHEL desktops and servers in a small department of a
> large Midwestern university.  Since I don't have much skill as a
> programmer, I decided that the Docs group was a good place to start.
>
> I don't have any formal project experience, but I do fancy myself a
> passable writer.  Among the accomplishments I'm most proud of during
> my tenure as a sysadmin is the creation of an internal wiki for my
> department's IT staff.  When I took the position, the documentation
> was whatever could be found in old e-mail messages.  Largely on my own
> effort, but with considerable help from the rest of the staff, our
> wiki is now a valuable resource.  The contents range from detailed
> how-to guides to big-picture discussions of the system architecture.
>
> My degree is in meteorology, so I do not have a great deal of formal
> training with computers.  Most of my knowledge comes from breaking my
> computer and then getting it working again.  I do have certifications
> on Linux (RHCT) and OS X (ACSP), and I try to get training when the
> opportunity and budget align.  My primary technical skills are in
> basic setup and administration: kickstarts, package management, NFS,
> CUPS, etc.  What I lack in technical skills, though, I make up for in
> the ability to find contributors.  I tend to bring in people outside
> my department to help on specific tasks when their skills better match
> the needs.
>
> Here's my GPG key:
> [1018 bcotton boone ~ ]$ gpg --fingerprint AB46AA74
> pub   1024D/AB46AA74 2009-02-14
>     Key fingerprint = B09D 841C 1347 091A 3BD0  759F D9CD 1319 AB46 AA74
> uid                  Ben Cotton <bcotton purdue edu>
> sub   2048g/4BB9F3C7 2009-02-14
>
> I think that covers all I need to share.  I look forward to working
> with all of you and contributing to the project.
>
>
> BC
>
> --
> Ben Cotton


Welcome aboard, Ben.  Have you gotten your FAS account, yet?

Eric


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