Aaron Axelsen Application 2005

From XMPP WIKI
Jump to: navigation, search

Personal

I am Aaron Axelsen and I am applying for JSF Membership. I am a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a major in Management Computer System (MCS) and a minor Website Development and Administration. I also work for Modevia Web Services LLC, where we are great supporters of the open source community and currently have the plans in the works for a jabber server for our clients. I have been running a personal jabber server for 4/5 years, with jabberd2 running for about the last year.

At UW-Whitewater, I have currently been running a pilot server with hopes that in the future it will be used as a service for the campus community. I have been experimenting with different transports and working with some of the authors to better improve their performance.

Code

I have been a regular contributor to the open source community for the last 3 - 4 years. I contributed several SourceForge projects in different areas. More information on those at: [1]. I am also very active in php/perl web development, and perl and unix shell scripting. I contributed jabber installation documentation and worked with startup scripts. I also worked along with other transport developer's debugging code and repairing glitches.

Future

I plan to continue to provide documentation along with any other little scripts I come up with. We are currently pushing jabber at UW-Whitewater, and I plan to share anything I come up with to make life easier. I hope to see jabber catch on even more!

Why

I am applying for a JSF membership because I use it everyday It has great potential to be better than it already is. I would enjoy offering input involved with jabber implementation in a University environment, along with additional features to further improve the jabber instant messaging system. I am willing and able to offer feedback to develepers to aid them in enhancing their final product.