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From Andy Wenk <>
Subject Re: Hello! (Introduction)
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:32:26 GMT
Hi Ben and Javier,

this is what this community is all about :). One cool suggestion and wuuups
... the community is listening and acting. I love your introductions really
much. Thank you very much! Highly appreciated!

I am looking forward to have fun and work with you on CouchDB :)

All the best and Cheers


On 7 November 2014 23:27, Javier Candeira <> wrote:

> Yes, +1 to Dirkjan's suggestion, so I'm adding to this thread with my
> own introduction as a new committer.
> I'm Javier Candeira. I was born in Spain, and now I live in Melbourne
> with my Australian wife and our two daughters. I work as a contract
> developer/ops for different companies, perform hit-and-run fixes on
> free projects from, and also agitate for
> Free Software and public data from In the past I've
> worked for artists and art galleries, sold books for publishers and
> retailers, taught at computing and design schools, written for
> newspapers, and produced programmes for television. Though I've
> tinkered with computers since high school, my professional career as a
> programmer is relatively short. This I consider an asset more than a
> liability, as I bring other points of view into my work.
> About a year ago I started using CouchDB for a work project that would
> require state between dispersed bits of home/industrial equipment. I
> fell in love with the software and the people of CouchDB. During this
> year I've had the opportunity to do some tinkering and personal
> prototypes, and I was a bit frustrated with the documentation, so when
> I had a lull in work I started poking the JIRA tracker and the IRC
> channel for ways I could help. That bit of work is ongoing with the
> help of Andy and Noah, and it led to deeper involvement. I've proposed
> a couple of patches to Fauxton, of which at least one has been merged;
> also to the dev cluster runner, which is on hold (whistles while
> looking nonchalant), and I'm learning Erlang by poking at the CouchDB
> auth.
> It's very exciting to be part of the CouchDB project. I won't be able
> to work on it full time like many of you, but I'd like to make myself
> useful while I learn new things and have fun with new friends. Like
> Ben said, I'll probably ask many questions. some of them very basic; I
> hope to be able to contribute back at least as much as I ask of other
> people.
> Javier Candeira
> @candeira
> On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 3:50 AM, Ben Keen <> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > As per Dirkjan’s suggestion (+1, by the way), being a new committer I
> > thought I’d send around a quick email to introduce myself.
> >
> > So hey! My name’s Ben Keen. I’m primarily a client-side developer and the
> > bulk of my time will be spent working on Fauxton on behalf of Cloudant,
> for
> > whom I now work. I’m new to both CouchDB and Fauxton. These last few
> weeks
> > I’ve been wading through the Fauxton code getting up to speed. I’ve made
> a
> > few smaller contributions here and there but once I grasp the
> fundamentals
> > a little better I hope to contribute a good deal more.
> >
> > About me… I’ve been an open source programmer for many, many years and
> > created a number of projects like,,
> > These days, anything of any faint value will be found
> on my
> > github account (
> >
> > Anyway, it’s very good to be involved in CouchDB! Like I said, I’m new to
> > it, so expect me to ask dumb questions from time to time while I get up
> to
> > speed. :)
> >
> > Oh, and I’m also a birder. So if I trap you in an IRC conversation about
> > birds, I apologize in advance. It’ll be boring. Bring coffee.
> >
> > Ben
> > Site:
> > Twitter: @vancouverben

Andy Wenk
Hamburg - Germany

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