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Nelson Marques

About Me

My name is Nelson Marques and I'm a Marketing Management student in IPAM (Portuguese Institute for Marketing Management) in Aveiro, Portugal. In the past I've worked as a System Administrator for a local IT company and in some Research & Development projects (i.e. Linux Outdoor Kiosks). I was also involved in two projects from Portugal Telecom Inovação S.A.[1] (former CET, Center for Telecommunication Studies) where I performed several duties including networking and packaging.

My initial contact with GNU/Linux was made through SuSE 5.2 and Red Hat 5.1. I've always loved the simplicity of Red Hat, and I'm a Red Hat devout fan. Oh, did I forgot to mention I also love GNOME and fluxbox?

I've joined the Fedora Project to help as a contributor for the Marketing Group.


  • I've organized the "LIP Aveiro 2001", a GNU/Linux promotion event which counted with the sponsorship of Red Hat, SuSE GmbH and local industry. We have received above 400 visitors in the 2 days of the event.
  • I've translated some kernel documentation to Portuguese (PT_PT) regarding frame buffer devices.
  • I've maintained PLUG (Portuguese Linux Users Group, now extinct) online Documentation for a while.
  • I've supported the local community on IRC (PTnet) and leaded the #linux channel for a couple of years with Watch3r, before the downfall of PTnet.


Contributing to Fedora Marketing.
Contributing to GNOME Marketing.
Starting to sketch my degree's final project.


In the future I plan to finish my degree in "Marketing Management" and do a Masters in "Anthropology", and if I have the opportunity a PhD in "Neuro-Marketing". I'm also planning to organize in 2010 a small GNU/Linux promotion event in Aveiro, segmented for IT Professionals and Students. I'm hopping to promote Fedora in this Event amongst the two audiences. I am also considering contribution on GNU PSPP[2] once I get more free time.

Recommended Publications

  • The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  • Behond Good and Evil, F. Nietzsche
  • Marketing Management, Phillip Kotler


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Phone: 351 96 738 0761