• Archives

  • Categories:

2012 adventures, onward to 2013!

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.


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.

Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time

Visiting the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen


Photo by Benjamin Kerensa, Quantal Ubuntu Developer Summit

Photo by Ben Cotton, LISA ’12 Advancing Women in Computing panel


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!