Greetings, and thank you for the welcome ticket
>! My name is
Jonathan Bowman, and I am a software engineer who writes SQL by day, but am
also a Linux and Python hobbyist.
Interests that draw me in: web development, Podman and Buildah (and
containers in general), system configuration using Bash, Python, and/or
Ansible, and blogging <https://dev.to/bowmanjd>
;. While I use Fedora on my
personal laptop, I also have been using Fedora on Windows Subsystem for
Linux at work, for years. You can read about getting that to work
I would love to give back to the community, and I am quite flexible with
how I can be involved. Packaging feels comfortable to me, as does
documentation, and anything involving Python. For instance, if there are
orphaned packages that could do with some care, I would love to hear what
next steps would be involved. I could also suggest some packages that could
be considered for inclusion, but I think it would be good for me to learn
more about the process first.
Parts of Fedora I use and care about the most:
- Python and Python tools/packages
- Neovim and Vim
- Podman, Buildah, Docker
- Anything that makes the command-line experience blissful, such as
ripgrep. bat, and the like
I have been using Linux and open source software for decades. I started
using Redhat 5.2 in 1999, and for a few years used Debian, then Archlinux.
I tried Fedora some years ago and haven't looked back since. I tend to use
Alpine or a RHEL derivative in containers.
I am comfortable communicating, submitting PRs, answering (and asking)
questions in forums, etc. Email and Matrix and Discord are communication
tools with which I am confident, but I am flexible (IRC is fine, for
My first language is English, and my Spanish and Arabic are probably not
proficient enough to be useful to anyone.
I can and do use Gimp and Inkscape when necessary, but design is certainly
not my first language :( I am much more comfortable writing and reading
computer languages or English.
People that work with me generally affirm that I am a thoughtful engineer,
and also a good communicator, conversationalist, and can even make people
laugh at times.
I feel like 2-4 hours a week (or less) on average is feasible in terms of
time commitment from me.
Thank you for your hospitality!