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Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day

So, for those of you that don’t know, Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day is the first day that we set apart to say “Thank you” to all the various folks who help make the Ubuntu Community possible, and awesome.

So, without furthur ado (whatever “ado” is!), I’ll start the list of lists (in absolutely no particular order):

  • Jorge Castro – it was Jorge who really got me kickstarted in the Ubuntu Community.

  • Jason Maas. While I haven’t spoken (or even really communicated with him) in several years, this was the guy who introduced me to Ubuntu, so I have to thank him for that.

  • Bill Childers. This guy taught me many tiny, newbie tricks, such as how to refresh the GRUB list (yeah, I didn’t know how to do that until he showed me). He also wrote an awesome (somewhat outdated, but awesome) book I have read many, many times.

  • Philip Ballew. He’s awesome, if you’ve ever done anything with him, you’d know why. If you haven’t, I suggest you get started.

  • Bilal Akhtar. He’s more of an inspiration than anything else, mainly because he’s another young (he’s 15, same as me) Ubuntero.

  • Amber Graner. She’s done an awesome job of getting the Ubuntu Leadership team off the ground and to find it’s place in the existing Ubuntu ecosystem. Thanks!

  • Marco Ceppi. He’s an awesome guy, one of the excellent team of Community moderators on Ask Ubuntu. Without him, I wouldn’t spend (read: waste (in mom’s eyes)) half as much time in the community helping people as I do.

So, I’ll leave you with this thought:

Who do you appreciate in the community?

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