Top Five 2011 Gurus Announced


The Linux Foundation, today announced the Top Five 2011 Linux Gurus, including the Ultimate Linux Guru.

Congratulations to the following members for being named the Top Five 2011 Gurus.

  • Ultimate Linux Guru Matthew Fillpot (mfillpot) is a development and training specialist at an international travel company. He has been a Linux user since 2000, was ranked among the Top Five Guru’s in 2010, and has been a moderator since early 2009. As the Ultimate Linux Guru, Matthew will receive a fully loaded “Dream Linux Machine.”
  • Linux Guru Aaron Aceves (adnhack) is a software engineer at Softek and says he was “born to be a geek” and that he “likes Linux, tech, coding and Mustangs.”
  • Linux Guru Andrea Benini (ben) has been a systems administrator for nearly 20 years and today holds that title, along with product manager, at Pluriservice. This is the second year Andrea has ranked among the Top Five contributors.
  • Linux Guru Shane Hatcher (ShaneH57) is a student who is planning a career as a Linux Systems Administrator after graduation. Shane is also a volunteer at his local fire department and rescue squad.
  • Linux Guru Istimsak Abdulbasir (saqman2060) is a self-proclaimed tech enthusiastic that loves to learn new skills and enjoys simplifying complex technical materials. Istimsak is also a moderator.

According to the Linux Foundation, the Gurus are awarded their status based on total points accumulated by contributing to a variety of activities on the site from February 16 through February 15 of each year. In addition to being listed as one of the top five gurus winners also receive invitations to attend this year’s Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit as well as digital Guru badges.

More information on the Top Five 2011 Linux Gurus can be found on the Linux Foundation website.

( Amber Graner)

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