Big Daddy Linux is excited to present a new series – Linux Spotlight. This show is dedicated to showing off the best thing about Linux…the community. The Linux community is comprised of enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds, from developers and distro maintainers to Linux personalities and everyday users. Each of these members plays a big role in the community. The goal of Linux Spotlight is to have a discussion with these individuals about their journey into Linux and beyond.
In addition to the videos, there is also an audio version available.
English Bob aka “EB” is a well-known, respected, and sometimes feared (not really…we love him) personality in the Linux community. He is first a husband and father and second a passionate Linux advocate who particularly likes distros starting with the letter P. His early aspirations of becoming a salesman weren’t meant to be as life steered him toward his real strenghts, working with people and fostering community.
Dan describes himself as a husband and father who works in Network Management. Starting with computers at age 5 he has enjoyed technology ever since, including Amateur (Ham) Radio. He became interested in Linux because it was different and an install CD of Breezy Badger handed to him years ago sealed the deal. As a member of the Lubuntu team, he asks that people support their favorite distros and software, even just saying thanks.
Rocco welcomes Ryan aka DasGeek as they discuss his early life computers and how it shaped him and his love for technology. He talks about getting started with Linux and how important community is. Besides being busy as a father, husband and a career in Telecommunications, he is a presenter on the Destination Linux podcast, YouTuber, blogger and organizes local Linux meetups.
This episode features self-proclaimed turbo nerd Adam Grubbs. Adam describes his lifelong love of computers, from his early days with an Apple IIe to his current role as an Infrastructure Engineer. He is open minded, using whatever OS suits the situation (Mac/Windows/Linux). His favorite part about Linux is the community. Adam also enjoys flying his drone.