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Having a lot of fun with openSUSE since 2009 edit

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  • Introduced to Linux during a CompTIA A+ class in September 2002
  • Began regularly using Linux in late 2003 with Mandrake Linux 9.0 (Linux kernel 2.4.19)
  • Started my life as a full-time Linux user in 2005, ditching Windows. Forever.
  • Registered Linux user 507531 (remember these days?)
  • Started doing some part-time professional Linux work in 2006
  • Full-time Linux professional since 2011
  • Regularly mentor people on using Linux


  • openSUSE user since September 2009 (Just before 11.2 release)
  • Became an official openSUSE ambassador/advocate after SCaLE 9x (February 2011)
  • Organize the openSUSE Booth at SCaLE since SCaLE 10x (2012)
  • Organized the openSUSE miniSummit @ SCaLE 13x in 2015.
  • Started working for SUSE in 2018


  • SaltStack Certified Engineer


  • Used FreeBSD from 2007 to 2008 and fell in love with Unix systems in general


  • KDE(My first Linux desktop. Using Since 3.0.3)


  • GNOME ( I hate that I love GNOME 3... but I do)


Other Distros I Like (but don't really use)

  1. ROSA Fresh
  2. Fedora
  3. Gentoo/Funtoo (This is just too much damn fun to mess with, but I have never actually used Gentoo for getting real work done)

Favorite open source companies


I really only know Shell with any confidence but I can read and write a bit of something in a few languages. Here are the one's I'll admit to:

  • D - My favorite language, I just wish there were more library's available or it
  • Go - I love Go for so many reasons, but most of all for its pedigree. I don't know it all too well just yet.
  • Ruby - Outside of Shell this is my preferred scripting language. I find Ruby very fun to write.
  • Python - If I can't use Ruby, or there is a better Python library to help me do a thing, I will turn to Python. I love the language, but I am not shy to say that I like Ruby a tad better.
  • Nim - I don't know much Nim, but I always have fun playing with it. I like that it feels like Pascal, Python and D all had a baby.
  • Pascal - I still practice writing things in Pascal just for fun because it was the first language I ever did anything with and there is many good old books out there that use Pascal
  • C# (via .NET Core & Mono on Linux) - I find C# to be a well done and beautiful language if a bit bloated and verbose. I have been playing with Mono for years. C# and Ruby books and docs are what taught me much of what I know about OOP

Other Interests

  • Rollerskating
  • Skateboarding
  • Ballroom dancing (learning Swing, Fox Trot, and Rumba (maybe one day I won't need lessons))
  • NLP
  • Computer History, especially Unix history
  • Etymology & the history of English
  • Corporate history
  • Psychology (especially human motivations)
  • Conferences, Meetups and events
  • Puppets
  • Audiobooks
  • Podcasts


  • Email:
  • Freenode IRC Nick's: Druonysus & Druonysuse

Contact edit

Drew Adams

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