Contact & Team Bio

Who came up with EdUBudgie Linux, anyway?

If you would like to make a suggestion or have a complaint about anything in EdUBudgie Linux please feel free to use the email address below to email me and let me know what you think.

Please bear in mind that this project is independently maintained by just one person.

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Project Team

As this is a very small project with no funding to speak of, I am working on this in my spare time on my own. My name is Adam and I am a Native English Teacher for a somewhat prestigious private school here in Ankara, Turkey, where I live. I received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Alfred State College (SUNY) in Alfred, New York, in 2007 and graduated With Honors, having been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Society after two years. I have previously held a marketing position for a large global electrical manufacturer where I was the Associate Product Line Manager for LED Lighting and I taught for a year in Syracuse, New York before moving to Turkey where I currently reside. As of June 2022 I am headed back to the States after over 6 years.

My passion for technology started at a young age with a near obsession with automobiles. Any chance that I could I would spend my time tearing the different subsystems down and putting them back together as best as I could, with tweaks and mods added in for fun, of course.

My love for computers and IT work was sparked while I was in University when two of my best friends introduced me to Red Hat Linux. After many sleepless nights I finally had installed that onto an old donor machine running on a Pentium MMX. I have been an avid enthusiast ever since, normally using some Debian/Ubuntu-based distro (but yes, I HAVE installed Arch several times on several machines, too). As an English teacher I have my Level 1 Google Educator Certification and intend to get Level 2 one of these days here as well. My experience with computers allowed me to help my English team during the days of Coronavirus to do things such as making videos, sharing content, and by simply helping others out with the general IT issues that they faced as our school's IT team was understandably under a LOT of pressure at the time.

I have written for Linux Magazine in a freelance capacity and absolutely love writing and learning about Linux. I do wish that I had gotten a degree in Comp Sci rather than Engineering, though I truly believe that being analytical and tech-obsessed like I am means that many of the skills transfer, even if that doesn't seem obvious.

I honestly have no idea where this EdUBudgie Linux thing will take me but I am in it for the long haul. Apart from hopefully helping students and teachers with their everyday work and spreading the Linux bug, this helps me to learn about the technology as well. You can find me using the contact info to the left.