Introduction - Hi!
My name is Christi and I am a new to Linux (only been using it for a
little over a month) and new to Debian. I chose Debian for my distro as
I was very impressed with the Social Contract and what the community
strives for as a whole.
I found out about Debian Women when I was reading articles on the
controversial "init" system and a poster (whom I am sure you all know)
made comments about how Debian went to hell in a handbasket with the
advent of Debian Women. I thought he was speaking about a specific
woman, but after doing a search for this elusive "Debian Women", I found
this group. Isn't irony a kicker? ;0-)
Having been the sole female in the IT departments that I have been
working in for the last twenty years, I find the idea of a group of
women who are also in technology supporting each other a wonderful idea
and one that I wanted to join. This was after doing a lot of research on
the group, making sure it was for women and not some anti-male group,
and since I am writing this, you can see that what I found was a group
of women who support and mentor other women (and young ladies - that is
not being me ha ha) in IT, that I see this group as nothing but positive
and one I would be honored to be to join. Hopefully, to make a
difference as well.
I am a database architect/developer/programmer by trade, and know all
the VB languages and excited to know my skills will be relevant in the
those often as I am more of a back-end programmer than one who makes
things pretty. Currently I am learning C++ and then I would like to
learn C. My goal is to someday contribute to Debian by way of
development, patches or any other way that if a need needs to be
filled,I would like to be that person who fills it.
This is just a little note to say "Hello" and introduce myself to the
group. I just wanted you all to know you have a new reader/member to the
group, if you'll have me, and I will be looking forward to meeting all
of you in the future.