On Changes, Ubuntu, "Magic Spells", and Real Power

In a previous blog post, I hinted at a recent happy development in my life/career that I would like to share with you today...

Many of you know me from my involvement in building local communities that are passionate about Ubuntu. I've been at this for nearly 7 years now as a volunteer and it's something I'm very passionate about. (Note: Friends and family sometimes use different adjectives.)

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RandallRoss

Over this time, I've had the privilege to meet and to work with many brilliant people in Vancouver BC, the community-at-large and also in the part of the community that is Canonical. (Yes, it's all community.) I've met rock stars, both literally and figuratively. They've encouraged and inspired me and finally opportunity knocked, and I answered.

I am happy to announce that I am Ubuntu's newest Community Manager.

My focus (at least initially) will be growing a large and thriving community around the architecture that powers the world's fastest computers. Think really big iron. Think Watson. Think chess. But more than that, think solving real-world problems the fastest way possible, with Power!

Ubuntu already has the beginnings of a great story on Power. I am tremendously excited about the potential of the "magic" that is Ubuntu with Juju and MaaS to launch solutions on Power hardware nearly effortlessly. I'm here to help the community that wants to change the world make that happen.

Click me: Push the button to see Power!Click me: Push the button to see Power!

Please join me. If you're a Power advocate, developer, architect, systems administrator, researcher, or anyone who's just interested in Ubuntu on Power, please send me a note and introduce yourself. Let's work together!

randall AT ubuntu DOT com

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Note: I'm not replacing Jono Bacon, As many of you know, he's moved on to solve some world problems that are "not just software" and Dave Planella and team are filling those big shoes.


image by Thom Watson
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomwatson/
and modified by me.

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Congratulations Mr. Ross.
As an Ubuntu user who regularly reads Planet Ubuntu, I can clearly see your enthusiasm towards making Ubuntu for human beings. I hope your efforts will make Ubuntu Community a better place for everyone.

 
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Cheers Randall!

I know it's something you'll excel at!

 
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Thanks Alan! I still remember that important day when you were hearing/reviewing my Ubuntu membership application. I appreciate all your support and all the things that you do for Ubuntu.

 
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Congratulations! :D I'm glad of this news!
Cheers!

 
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Many thanks my friend! I hope we can continue to work together to change the world.

 
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Congratulations Randall! Your passion for all things Ubuntu is certainly recognized here in Vancouver and I'm really happy to hear that your energy, enthusiasm and ideas are now available to the larger community. Go get 'em.

 
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Thanks Kim! You have always been our anchor and Fearless Founder, and I *deeply* appreciate all that you have done to start the community and to keep it going. Here's to the next 10 years together and to the next 100,000 members!

 

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