These are the members of the Belize SFD team for 2007. We have a little information about them.
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The SFD team this year is again headed up by Judy Wilson. For the past few
months she had also been serving on the Board of Software Freedom
International. She has been supporting her husband, Jan, in his open source
efforts since 1997. She does most of the public relations, marketing, and
organization for everything involving Linux.bz. She also does much of the
graphics work for webpages and fliers for projects that involve Linux.bz.
Jan Wilson has been promoting open source for
ten years now. He was the lab administrator
at CCC/CJC for nine years. The lab has been running
open source software since 1998, and Jan has led
several Linux workshops in the country. Since retiring
from teaching in 2004, he continues to be involved in
open source projects and promotion. For several years
he has been programming Markus, an open source grades
program now being used by several high schools and
junior colleges in Belize.
Endevora Jorgenson has been the principal of CCC since
2002. She is a major proponent of open source
tools and supports the use of open source in her school.
She was instrumental in getting a new building and two
new labs at CCC that run all open source software. CCC is
a major sponsor for SFD in Belize
Jose Mai has been the dean of Corozal Junior
Collge since 1999. He has been very supportive of
the open source model since Jan Wilson put it into the
CJC computer lab, and he continues to support
the open source efforts of his staff. CJC is a
major sponsor of Software Freedom Day in Belize.
Kareem Young began to be interested in open source
when he was a student of Jan Wilson's in high
school and sixth form. He has attended almost
every workshop Linux.bz has presented. He is
currently studying networking at the Universidad
de Quintana Roo. He is the head of the
Nydia Correa is a graduate of the
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, where
she studied computer science and information
technology. She returned to Corozal at the
time Jan Wilson was retiring from teaching.
She worked with him for several weeks
learning the open source system used at the
lab at CCC and CJC. She is now the Junior College
lab administrator, teaches, and works on the ITS team.
Omar Riverol, also a former CCC student, received
a B.S. in Business from Murray State University in
Kentucky. He joined the CJC faculty in August, 2006.
Emir Perez had been attending workshops, classes,
and learning about and using open source tools
for over six years. He likes to sing the praises
of open source. He was on the CCC IT faculty from
2005 until 2007. He currently works for the Ministry
of Finance for the Government of Belize. He will
be a member of the SFD team for 2007
Ltd. Roberto Guerra is with the BDF, and is avidly
committed to open source, encouraging the use of Linux/
open source in any way he can.
Henry Martinez is the IT administrtor for Eden S.D.A. High School in
Santa Elena. He was introduced to Linux/open source under the tutelage
of Les Johnstone at Sacred Heart College, and uses it in his school. He
is also using Markus, the open source grades program developed in Belize
Andronico Tut is a teacher with Henry Martinez at
Eden S.D.A. High school. Eden is a sponsor of SFD in Belize.
Gian Parham is the lab administrator at St. Ignatius High School
in Santa Elena. This school is using the open source Markus
grades program developed in Belize, and they use Linux/open source
servers in their lab. Gian has a BS degree in engineering, but became
fascinated with computer technology while repairing power supplies
at the University of Belize! He is mostly self-taught (often the best kind )
when it comes to his computer endeavors. St. Ignatius is a sponsor of
the Belize SFD 2007.
Carlos Lopez worked at CCC for several years in
the open source efforts before he went on study leave
in 2005. He has recently returned to the CCC IT staff.
Silvino and Faride Riverol of Far World Tech in Orange Walk have also joinged the SFD Team. We don't have pictures yet.
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