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Andrew Ward

  • Location  : Southeast Georgia
  • O/S  : Fedora (stable release)
  • E-mail  : award3535 AT fedoraproject DOT org
  • E-mail  : award3535 AT tds DOT net

About me

My name is Andrew, I am a retired Navy Enlisted Electronics Technician that holds a CCNA, and COMPTIA Security Plus Certification with many years of experience with networks and various operating systems. I was exposed to Fedora by another retired service member and have loved it ever since. In those earlier days I started with Fedora Core 6 on an old laptop along side with Red Hat. I now perfer to use Fedora 20 over the windows products. I find that the more I use Fedora the more I enjoy the features and ease of configuration of various platforms. I now have 8 of the 15 machines running Fedora 20.

Although I am an entry level user here with the project, I am very excited to help out in any way I can. Linux systems are not unfamiliar to me while in the military, I was responsible for maintaining HP UX (unix based systems and Servers) servers and nodes. I find Fedora to be the most stable platform available over any other versions of Linux (i.e ubuntu, knoppix etc...)

I would recommend Fedora to anyone who is tired of the same ole grind of windows to a new and refreshing way of computing. I have already convinced many of my friends to switch over to a virtually virus free environment and the benefit of a stable operating system.

Recently I took on the responsibility of becoming on of the FEDORA Ambassadors promoting the best product and service available. This is a major step in achieving personal and professional goals. Recent events that I participated in was at the Southeast Linux Fest (SELF) in Charlotte NC for the past two years (2012 and 2013).What a Blast. We by far had the most representatives present than any other Table. I believe that our success stems from the Ambassadors Group within FEDORA and the product we represent. http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org/

I also just ran the booth at the Texas Linux Festival in San Antonio. http://www.texaslinuxfest.org Recent Events Indiana Linux Festival Indianapolis In http://www.indianalinux.org/. This was the second time Fedora was represented in Indiana. By far Fedora was the leader of the festival. I was proud to represent the best product available. I also got to attend one of the most eventful conventions to date LINUXCON New Orleans. Many good things were learned at that event, check out the links http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Linuxcon.

The upcoming 2014 season will be exciting and challenging. I plan on attending a minimum of 3 events, two being a mainstay with me include Texas and Charolette.

Cheers......

Skill Set

I am a government employee that works on a large network as the Information Assurance Manager and carry a COMPTIA Security Plus certification and A CISCO CCNA.

My Relation to the Fedora Project

I am currently a Fedora Ambassador and an active member of the free media distribution, distributing over 300 Cd/Dvd's around the United States, Austriala, and Canada. I look forward to talking with other members of the project and future Fedora users.

Other

  • Currently a FEDORA Ambassador (Verification)
  • Events Attended over the past Three years; Southeast Linux Festival 2012 & 2013 Charlotte NC, Texas Linux Festival 2012 San Antonio TX, Indiana Linux Festival 2013, Linuxcon New Orleans Louisiana 2013
  • My inspiration is to Mentor new Ambassadors in the Four Foundations of Fedora!

Plans & Goals

I hope to continue to contribute with more aspects within Fedora. I also plan to take on more roles and complete as many Festivals and Conferences as possible.

Andrew Ward Electronics Technician Senior Chief Ret. USN