Among the hats Amber wears are Associate Web Editor for Linux New Media, Ubuntu Community member, Event organizer and mom. She is continually demonstrating her abilities to lead, manage, and organize people and projects.
In 2010 she coined the term NTEU (pronounced ‘In-To’) term for those who are self-described Non Technical End Users, and quickly to reminde everyone that “Every NTEU is someone’s Technical Guru.” She also showed how and where those self described NTEU’s could become active contributors in the Ubuntu Community and let users know that the same applys throughout Open Source. She talked about Burnout in her always humorous manner with her talk entitled “Volunteer Vertigo and High Tech Hangovers”.
Amber got her start in the Open Source community by open blogging about her experience using Ubuntu and later becoming an active comtributor. Amber also actively particated in the review process of both Jono Bacon’s Art of Community as well as working with Matthew Helmke, Corey Burger, and Benjamin “Mako” Hill as a Technical Reviewer for the 5th Edition of The Official Ubuntu Book.
In October 2010, Amber transitioned from Stay-At-Home-Mom to Associate Web Editor for Linux New Media. Since the transistion, Amber not only looks for people, places, and events throughout the Ubuntu community she is constantly looking at the whole of the Free and Open Source community for news and stories that help inspire users to participate actively within their areas of interest.
She continues to encourage everyone around her to participate, support, and learn about Free and Open Source Software through whatever distribution they choose; however, with a twinkle in her eye, she will tell you—Ubuntu is where she got her start.
With a smile and a sense of humor, Amber reminds people that there is a place for everyone not only in the Ubuntu Community but beyond–regardless of technical skill level (or lack thereof).
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