This is mainly for posterity. My Debian activities were intertwined and influenced by the UKUUG/FLOSS-UK organisation, so I've included some FLOSS-UK events too.

1999

  • First experiences with Linux - initially Red Hat 6.1, some distro experimentation before I settle on Debian. Start running my own general-purpose server (web, email, etc.)

2001

  • start University; meet a Debian Developer in the flesh, decide to become involved in Debian.

2005

2005-06-18: First impact on debian-policy

2005-08-04: Attend UKUUG 2005 Linux Technical Conference. Meet lots of Debian developers including most of the Cambridge crowd and Debian UK Society group.

2005-10: helped out at the Debian stand at Linuxconf 2005.

2006

2006-03-21: UKUUG Spring Conference 2006 in Durham with lots of work colleagues. First signatures on my PGP key.

2006-04-22: My first package makes it into unstable.

2006-05-03: My first package makes it into testing.

2006-05-25: Joined NM queue.

2006-06-06: Passed NM Advocate check

2006-12-06: Put on hold due to inactivity

2007

2007-01-02: My first priority=high package.

2007-06-17: Start of DebConf 7, for which I was an organiser

2007-11-16:

2007-12-03: become a Maintainer

2008

2008-03-17: First upload to ftp-master as a Debian Maintainer.

2009

2009-06-30: I become a Debian Developer

2009-11-08: I gave a talk on ikiwiki at UKUUG Linux 2008 Conference and Workshop

2010

2010-10-17: My first Debian vote.

2011

2012

2012-06-29: First Non-Maintainer Upload: acpidump

2012-10-20: Joined FLOSS-UK council.

2013

2013-03-19: Organised FLOSS-UK Spring 2013 conference

2013-04-08: First upload of squishyball

2013-06-10: Stepped down from FLOSS-UK.

2014

2014-08-27: Another NMU, for archivemail

2016

2016-02-05: Adopt smartmontools

2016-04-03: First Debian Security Advisory

2018

2018-01-02: Adopt duc

2018-01-31: Adopt glbsp

2018-07-04: first patch into lintian; upload crispy-doom


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