Membership Board Member Interviews: El Achèche ANIS

The Ubuntu Membership Board is responsible for approving new Ubuntu members. I interviewed our board members in order for the Community to get to know them better and get over the fear of applying to Membership.

The third interviewee is El Achèche ANIS:

What do you do for a career?

Right now I’m working as an IT guy (SysAdmin, DBA, NetAdmin, some DevOps, etc..) a job that I, somehow, got because of the Ubuntu community 🙂

What was your first computing experience?

I don’t really remmeber what was, the only thing that I remember is a when my cousin give me more than 100 CDs full of programs to intall and try, that was before I got a ADSL line.. I was so happy, speding the whole weekend trying every single software on those CDs..

How long have you been involved with Ubuntu?

I joined the LoCo Team since September 2009.. After some months I joined the team in an event for 1st time ever, meeting nizarus, the Spiritual father of my LoCo Team.. Since then I was trying to be more and more involved in the team.. Till I joined the Ubuntu-tn board team.. And then a whole new adventure starts 😀

Since you are all fairly new to the Board, why did you join?

My main goal is to motivate myself, being part of a LoCo which was #1 prioritie after my Family and seing myelf almost alone in my LoCo and seing it having less activities is really a demotivating thing.. And I can tell you that I’m not disappointed at all 🙂 😀

The second goal was to be more involved with the international Community, and as a Board memeber, reviewing the condidates Wikis and LP accounts activites, is a good opportunity to see what people all arround the world are doing to help the community, and have a new inspiration source to try to kick-off again my LoCo..

What are some of the projects you’ve worked on in Ubuntu over the years?

Most of my contributions was arround my LoCo.. Supporting users, try to keep our Wiki updated (that was a real strugle x( ), Helping translating some Ubuntu strings and of course planning many events in the Tunisian Universities.

What is your focus in Ubuntu today?

I believe that the main focus of everybody should be the Community it self, during the last years I saw many people joined the community then left to join others, the bright side here that they joined other FOSS communities, which is a great thing because after all we are a FOSS community too.. But the dark side that we are not able (maybe am the only one who feels like that, I don’t know) to make new Ubuntu users involved in the communty.

Do you contribute to other free/open source projects? Which ones?

Right now the main FOSS project that I’m contributing to is Ubuntu & the community, but I try to help anyone who’s looking for technical support on IRC or Social Networks.

If you were to give a newcomer some advice about getting involved with Ubuntu, what would it be?

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.. So have fun and meet new people and learn about new cultures 🙂

Do you have any other comments else you wish to share with the community?

You’re contributing to Ubuntu for many years now? People arround you thinks that you should’ve be a Ubuntu Member since many years? So what are you waiting for, go ahead an apply

Originally posted here by Svetlana Belkin on June 25, 2015

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