2012 was quite the adventure! Among other things, I became an aunt for the first time with the birth of my nephew Xavier and was able to go to Maine just after his birth to meet him.
I traveled to Portland, Oregon to attend OSCON and accept an O’Reilly Open Source Award for my work on the Ubuntu project.
I went to Africa the first time, in a blending of my passion for travel and open source we were able to deploy Edubuntu desktops to schools in Ghana.
And I wrote my first paid, published article. It covered our trip to Ghana and appeared in issue 15 of Ubuntu User Magazine.
- January: Los Angeles, CA for SCALE10x (blog post)
- March: Philadelphia, PA to visit wedding venues (blog post)
- May: Phoenix, AZ to visit family and see the Grand Canyon (blog post)
- July: Maine to visit my new nephew (blog post 1, blog post 2)
- July: Portland, OR for OSCON (blog post 1, blog post 2)
- September: Philadelphia, PA to visit family
- October: Accra, Ghana for Edubuntu deployments (blog post)
- October: Copenhagen, Denmark for the Ubuntu Developer Summit (blog post 1, blog post 2, blog post 3, blog post 4, blog post 5)
- November: Philadelphia, PA to visit family (blog post)
- December: San Diego, CA for LISA ’12 and the San Diego Zoo (blog post 1, blog post 2, blog post 3)
And right now, straddling 2012 and 2013 we’re in Philadelphia again to do more wedding preparation. Venue visit, food tastings, floral shop visits, meeting with the DJ.
- January 20, 2012: “Get Involved with Ubuntu” for Ubucon at Southern California Linux Expo (slides, handout)
- January 21, 2012: “Bringing Linux into Public Schools and Community Centers” for Open Source SoFtware In Education at Southern California Linux Expo (slides, notes)
- April 17, 2012: “Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin” for Bay Area Linux Users Group
- June 28, 2012: “Introduction to Ubuntu” at ITT Tech in Concord for Intro to Linux class (slides)
- July 14, 2012: Felton LUG: Everything you ever wanted to know about Xubuntu, presentation (slides)
- November 1, 2012: Lightning talk about Edubuntu deployment in Ghana (video, see 5m36s)
- December 13, 2012: USENIX LISA ’12 Conference: Advancing Women in Computing (Panel)
- June 6, 2012: Ubuntu UK Podcast: S05E08, interviewed about California LoCo team, Ubuntu Women and the Community Council
- July 26, 2012: Muktware: Interview With O’Reilly Open Source Award Winner Elizabeth Krumbach
- September 28, 2012: ReadWriteWeb: Meet The Ubuntu Women – They’re More Involved Than You Think
- September 2012: Ubuntu User Issue 14: Interview with Elizabeth Krumbach (download)
Looking onward to 2013 I have a lot in store for me. In just the first couple months I’ve got a couple presentations lined up at LUGs and have volunteered to give one again at Ubucon at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE11x) I’ll be starting a new job in January and flying to Seattle to meet some of my new co-workers in a couple weeks. At the end of April we’re getting married and then going off on our honeymoon!