It appears my first article has just been published on Planet Open Source Hong Kong and I didn't even introduce myself. How rude of me!
So for those who don't know me yet, I'm Mathieu [pronounced somethinglike "馬吊"], better known in geek circles as "bochecha". I'm French, originally from that place, and I moved to Hong Kong about a year and a half ago.
In Hong Kong, I work for Network Box, a local security company where we do some really awesome Linux-related stuff. [Ask me about it if you'd like to know more!] [We're looking for a C++ developer :-P]
When I'm not working, I'm pretty much still a geek, so in my spare time I'm a Fedora contributor and GNOME enthusiast. Back in France, I was a board member of the Borsalinux-Fr NPO (the legal entity behind the French Fedora community), and I've done all sorts of advocacy work and events organization.
I want to be more involved in the Hong Kong Linux/FOSS community. The main things I'd like to work on are the following:
- Educate the population on the importance of Free Software, Open Standards and Net Neutrality, and why it's much more about strengthening democracy than it is about a bunch of geeks hacking in their garage,
- Help public institutions and local companies use Free Software and Open Standards and contribute back, to save money in the long term and develop local know-how,
- Grow strong GNOME and Fedora communities in Hong Kong,
- Teach whatever I might know about using Linux, contributing to Free Software, programming, managing servers,...
- Hack on various stuff which could make the lives of the local community easier,
- Have as much fun as possible doing all those! :-D
If you're interested in any of the above, let's get in touch. You can reach me by email (bochecha at fedoraproject dot org) or on IRC (I'm bochecha on Freenode and GimpNet). You can also leave a comment here of course. ;-)
Oh, one last thing. I'm learning Cantonese, but only oral language at the moment, so I'm not going to start writing in Chinese right away. Sorry about that.
English being the second language of Hong Kong, I hope you won't mind [I won't bore you with articles written in French :-P]. And in case someone thinks I'm writing exceptional stuff [a man can dream ^_^] and wants to translate it to Chinese, have a look at the legal disclaimer on the right of the blog and feel free to do it!
That's all for me. If you want to know more, just ask. Otherwise, see you at the next FOSS event in Hong Kong!