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Comment by gelendir
by gelendir on Thu 16th May 2013 22:13 UTC
gelendir
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Today, I have a living thanks to Free and Open Source Software. When I was younger my family didn't have a lot of money, but I was able to install a Linux distro on an old computer that was donated. I started learning all about programming with python and gcc before attending college. During college, Apache, PHP and MySQL helped me develop my website programming skills faster than anyone else. I became the "goto" person when people had technical problems at my Linux User Group. I landed my first programming job thanks to my skills acquired by messing around with servers, programming languages, different projects, and trying out different distros. Today, i'm proud to say that I have a job as a professional programmer on an open source project. Nothing would be more rewarding than having a chance to attend OSCON.

Edited 2013-05-16 22:13 UTC

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