Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph is an Automation and Tools Engineer at HP working on the OpenStack Infrastructure team doing systems administration and development in Python.

She has been involved in Free/Open Source software communities since 2002 and in that time has worked on everything from documentation to software packaging, today holding an elected position on the Ubuntu Community Council where she focuses on empowering teams within the Ubuntu Linux community to reach their goals. In 2012 she was given an O'Reilly Open Source Award.

As a member of the Board of Directors for Partimus, a non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area providing Linux-based computers to schools in need, she has worked with local schools and organizations to meet their technological needs. Participation in this organization also lead to working on a deployment of computers to Ghana, West Africa in the fall of 2012 with ComputerReach, based out of Pittsburgh, PA.

She is also one of the authors The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th edition (release summer 2014) and has been a technical editor for the Ubuntu Certified Professionals course produced by Canonical Ltd and the Linux Networking Cookbook published by O'Reilly.

Elizabeth regularly speaks at technical conferences, topics have included: Code Review for Systems Administrators, Open Source Continuous Integration Tools, Getting involved with Ubuntu and Open Source, and Getting Linux into Schools and Community Centers.

Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @pleia2



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