11 Aug

Membership Board Member Interviews: Pablo Rubianes

And…we are back with the interviews, pardon for the long wait.

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 fifth interviewee is Pablo Rubianes:

What do you do for a career?

I’m a computer programmer.

What was your first computing experience?

When I got my first computer when I was 10, mainly playing games.

How long have you been involved with Ubuntu?

I’m a User since 8.04 and join the community a few months later, when I joined the Uruguayan LoCo and the Ubuntu Beginners Team.

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

I’m in the board for a few Years now. I’ve join because encourage in the Beginners team, I was kind of shy but after some convincing I apply. Also trying to make it easier to Latin America People to apply, as language can be a really big issue in some cases.

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

I’ve work in the Uruguayan LoCo doing as much as can be done in a LoCo, I started the UbuConLA and for a few years now I’m part of the LoCo Council too.

What is your focus in Ubuntu today?

The same as always, try to change the world!

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

Not actively I always report errors but not much else, I’m planing to help more but I need more free time.

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

Go forward you don’t need to be a genius to help sometimes the more important need in the community is just Manpower and that can be done by anyone.

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

 Yes, we need to improve this community, to prevent getting stuck, I think that we have problems to attract new people in, this is because Ubuntu is so easy now that, almost none needs help, we need something new in terms of community. We need to start thinking!

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