Erinn Clark

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How long have you been using Debian?

Since 2003.

Are you a Debian Developer?


What areas of Debian are you involved in?

Packaging, the Debian Women Project, torturing my sparc64 with d-i tests.

What got you interested in working with Debian?

Initially, it was the community. What keeps me with Debian is its integrity and commitment to freedom and technical excellence.

Do you have any tips for women interested in getting more involved with Debian?

Certainly. Rule number one: Don't be afraid. The Debian community has acquired a bit of a reputation, and it is always wise to observe before one jumps in head first, but do not be put off by the mailing lists. There are a great many friendly and helpful people to be found. Find a subsection of Debian that you can be a part of which will value your contributions. Participate on the Debian Women mailing list. We will certainly be able to find you many things to do that you might not have thought of yourself. Likewise, look at the involvement page for ideas on how to get started.

Are you involved with any other women in technology group? Which one(s)?

Yes, LinuxChix occasionally.

A bit more about you...

Noli me tangere, for Caesar's I am,
And wild for to hold, though I seem tame.

-- Whoso List to Hunt, Sir Thomas Wyatt