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So you're going to see less of me now...

As some of you already know, I am now a student again and this means I pretty much just gave up my free time. Specifically, it is all going into a Geography degree at Camosun College, with the eventual plan for a Masters in Urban Planning, hopefully at McGill University in Montreal.

What does this mean for Ubuntu?

I plan on giving up some of things I do for Ubuntu. I will remain on the CC and will help out with Marketing Team when I can.

So what do you need people to help you out with?

  • Leadership of Ubuntu Canada
  • Admining the following mailing lists: ubuntu-users, ubuntu-devel-discuss, and ubuntu-directory

If you want to help me with any of these, please mail me

Some resources are already accounted for:

  • The ubuntu-news and ubuntu-marketing mailing will be run by those capable and awesome UWN people, Martin Albisetti and Nick Ali.
  • The ubuntu.ca (or ubuntu-ca.org) website will land in the capable hands of my brother, Brian Burger (although he doesn't know this yet). And yes, I know it is down, my router powercycled and I lost my IP.

In general, my response time will probably get even worse (if that is possible) and I will likely not be on IRC much.


Brian and I are now back in Canada. Yay for tonnes of bills, student loans, etc. to sort out.

In other news, this weekend is the Victoria OSM mapping party. See you there.

Giving an OpenStreetMap talk in Cape Town

I am giving a talk about OpenStreetMap at the Cape Town LUG on Sept. 11. You can see more details on the Cape Town LUG wiki. Hope to see you there.

27 Aug 2007 (updated 27 Aug 2007 at 09:58 UTC) »
OpenStreetMap 1 : Google 0

Seems that a good volunteer can produce better maps than the commercial providers. Take a look at Boggomsbaai, the holiday town I was in last weekend:

And then take a look at George, the town I am currently staying in. I have almost mapped more just with the drive in yesterday than all of what Google has:

The trip, in general

I am really enjoying being back here in SA (last time I was here was 1994) and seeing all the relatives again. The weather has been a real mixed bag, some rain, some sun.

Tomorrow Brian, my father and I are headed to Addo Elephant Park for a few days, then we back here and then off to another holiday town called Vermaaklikheid.

In Stellenbosch

Brian and I arrived in Stellenbosch yesterday morning very early. "Stupid o'clock" as Brian said. The weather here is wonderful.

In other news, apparently I am also now the ripe age of 25. Ugh.

Planet OpenStreetMap and OSM Foundation board

It seems I am know on Planet OpenStreetMap. I have also been elected as a Member at Large to the OpenStreeMap Foundation board.

Still travelling

I am still travelling in Germany with my brother. We are are planning to leave rainy Frankfurt this morning, to stay with a family friend in a little town called Lohr am Main.

10 Aug 2007 (updated 10 Aug 2007 at 01:07 UTC) »
Off travelling to South Africa, via Frankfurt

I am off travelling for the next 4 weeks in South Africa, visiting family. If you need something from me during this time, expect a slow reply. I would love to meet as many South African Ubuntu, Linux and general Open Source people as possible, so if you want to meet up, mail me.

On the way, I am going to be visiting Frankfurt from the 13th through the 18th of August, so if you want to me up, drop me an email.

2 Aug 2007 (updated 2 Aug 2007 at 10:17 UTC) »
Clarification: Ubuntu/Canonical will be at LinuxWorld San Francisco, just no community booth

There will be an Ubuntu presence at LinuxWorld Expo, run by the marvellous people from Canonical. Do stop by and visit them at Booth 1526. However, as I said before, there is going to be no community booth.

No Ubuntu booth at LinuxWorldExpo in San Francisco

Due to some miscommunications, it seems that Ubuntu will not have a booth at LWE SF this year as the .org pavillion is full. Sad as this is, I would like to thank all those who emailed me and asked if they could help. See you all in 2008!

Looking for California volunteers for LWE in San Francisco

Need something to do on in early August? Want to come help me run the Ubuntu booth at Linux World Expo in San Francisco? I am looking for volunteers a couple of volunteers to help me out. This is a great opportunity to meet some really amazing people and enjoy the high that is working a conference (I have done more than a few myself). The conference runs August 6-9 at the Moscon Centre.

If you can give me hand, drop me an email

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