Ubuntu Women Leadership Nomination For Elizabeth Krumbach
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Launchpad Profile: https://launchpad.net/~lyz
Wiki Profile Page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/lyz
Elizabeth Krumbach has been dabbling in Ubuntu since Warty, but has used and worked with Debian since 2002. Since becoming an Ubuntu Member on May 29th 2007 she has worked on a variety of projects, including US Teams, Pennsylvania LoCo California LoCo, Community Learning Project, Ubuntu Classroom, BeginnersTeam and Women. She is also a current member of the Ubuntu Americas Membership Board and in October 2009 was elected to the Community Council.
Now residing in San Francisco, she works full time as a Debian Systems Administrator at technology services provider LinuxForce based out of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. She is also the former coordinator for Philadelphia area Linux Users Group (PLUG).
I have been an active member of the Ubuntu Women project since 2006 working on all portions of the project including: Holding foundership of IRC channel and maintaining the access list, launchpad admin, website admin, wiki admin, heading up monthly team reporting. Major projects within Ubuntu Women I have been involved with: Organizing our Full Circle Magazine Ubuntu Women series and new Interviews series, Mentoring program, Resources development, Courses and collaboration with Ubuntu Classroom, and have had the opportunity for in person presence at Ubuntu Developers Summits (Lucid and Maverick) regarding the project. I am currently working with a company to secure Ubuntu Women t-shirts for distribution during the Maverick cycle.
Future Goals for team
Website redevelopment: The main team website, ubuntu-women.org, has remained fairly static since it's creation in 2006, I am currently leading up the initiative to reach the following goals that have been outlined at meetings:
Add a WordPress blog for team news and announcements
- Migrate most static content of the website to the wiki, leaving ubuntu-women.org as an introduction + linking to our resources page
- Redevelop said content which has been migrated to the wiki and encourage team collaboration
Mentoring program: Over the past several years our mentoring program has not been run strictly to the outlined procedures in our wiki, instead it's been a more informal method of connecting mentors and those seeking mentors, my vision in the next cycle is:
- Informal connecting individuals works well, update our Mentoring documents to reflect this
- Brainstorm better mentor/mentee tracking, how successful is our mentoring? Should there be follow-up to make sure everyone has their needs met in a mentor/mentee relationship?
Finally, while these are short-term goals, I want to re-enforce the simple idea that the end goal for this team is us not needing to exist at all. Over just this past year I have seen a phenomenal spike in contributions from women in the community - not just number related to membership (outlined here), but I've found myself frequently working with other women in various parts of the project and I've seen women rise to leadership positions throughout the project (in the past year we now have a woman on: Community Council, LoCo Council, EMEA board). This is amazing progress! It is vital to see this trend continue, and I believe it will as we continue to support and encourage each other.
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Lyz is an amazing asset to the Ubuntu Women community. She has a great knowledge and understanding having been involved for a very long time in how things are done. She is always there to help and to offer guidance to new people and also encourage others to take on board tasks. She leads by example and many people turn to her for advice. She is often the first person people turn to to ask for advice. [czajkowski]] 2021-09-20 05:23:43
I have long felt that Lyz was the driving force behind much of Ubuntu Women. Her being elected would simply make what has been obvious for years official. -- maco.m 2010-05-27 22:47:21
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