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Jonathan Carter (highvoltage)

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Blog

https://jonathancarter.org

E-Mail

jcc@debian.org

IRC

highvoltage on oftc / freenode

Salsa profile

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Ring

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Mastodon

https://mastodon.xyz/@highvoltage

DDPO

https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=jcc

Roadmap

https://salsa.debian.org/jcc/highvoltage

2019 Activity logs

January February March April May July

Packages

See my DDPO report page for more details on my packages. Packaging-wise, my only current goal is to get my packages in good shape for the Buster (Debian 10.0) release. When bullseye is open for development and tensorflow 1.2 hits unstable, I intend to package mozilla-deepspeech.

I'm a strong proponent of team maintained packages, and try to set a good example of that myself. My packages also fall under the LowThresholdNmu or LowThresholdAdoption initiatives.

Sponsoring

When I have some time, I review and sponsor packages on the Debian mentors site.

I have sponsored over 50 uploads and granted DM permissions for more than 20 packages (my ddpo page shows less, since they dissappear when DMs become a DD).

I think that reviewing and sponsoring should be a core responsibility of Debian Developers, since they reduce friction for new contributors to get involved.

DebConf

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DebConf16 photo, copyright Jurie Senekal cc-by 4.0.

AIMS Desktop

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I'm part of the AIMS Desktop team.

AIMS Desktop is a Debian-based system that is used at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a pan-African institution that currently has 6 centres across Africa. It includes software used in AIMS centres pre-installed (ie, Sagemath, Jupyter Notebook, Texlive, etc). AIMS Desktop used to be based on Ubuntu, so some interface elements have been modified to make the desktop experience more familiar for users.

Videos

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I have a small channel on YouTube where I create some Debian related videos. I also host these privately on highvoltage.tv, long term I intend to convert that to a PeerTube instance.

Today I Learned

In 2017 I started an IRC channel called #debian-til. I found that I kept learning things that I thought I should've already known before, and wanted to share those kind of factoids with other people that might also be interested in those. Now it's grown in a very nice social channel with around a 100 people in it, with "TIL"s shared every day by a whole bunch of people. A small accomplishment for sure, but it's something in Debian that's social, fun and educational all at the same time. We nee more of that!


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