Friday, June 17, 2011

My Jedi Master: lilstevie

Hey all,

It has been a few weeks. This post is all about my jedi master, lilstevie. He's one of the founding members of Project iX and has contributed to the project from the start. We can't thank him enough for his contributions. Who knows where the project would be without him. I decided doing a community spotlight blog post would be a great way to thank him for his efforts. Unfortunately, lilstevie no longer has an iDevice to work on the project. However, he is doing some awesome work porting Ubuntu to various Android devices such as: Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom. Take a look at his side by side picture of the Galaxy Tab and S running Ubuntu here.

Why am I calling littlestevie my "Jedi Master"? We are always collaborating on something, and he continually impresses me. If he needs help with Galaxy Linux or any other port target; I try to give him a helping hand and he does the same for me with Project iX. He's definitely more knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to porting Linux to arm devices. He typically doesn't need my help, but I do surprise myself at how much help I can give him when he needs it. Most of you probably didn't know lilstevie is my right hand man and vice versa. This is why he's my Jedi Master. He has always been around helping silently not asking for any credit; he's always willing to share knowledge and teach me what he knows. lilstevie is always there to help the project, and I couldn't be more grateful.

Recently, lilstevie has been getting credit from Canonical for his work. They're sending him an Asus Transformer and I couldn't be more jealous. Yesterday, we spoke about how it would be a great port target. Today, Canonical emailed him stating they're going to give him one for free after he sent out a tweet for donations. Talk about support from the community! I couldn't be happier for him, and wanted to give him some well deserved attention. I would encourage all of you to follow his twitter accounts and check out his blog. I promise you will be impressed with his work.

Blog : GalaxyLinux Twitter : lilstevie's Twitter