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|Full name=Brant Gurganus
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|biography=Brant Gurganus is a recent graduate of [http://www.rose-hulman.edu/ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology] with a degree in computer science. Beyond computers and software development, Brant has interests in the the outdoors. He is an Eagle Scout, and he helps with his scout troop from time to time.
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|history_linux=Brant Gurganus started in Linux in college. One of his college classmates pointed him initially toward [http://debian.org/ Debian]. However, Debian did not provide the support for his laptop's hardware, at least not in its stable form. Brant then went on to try [http://fedoraproject.org/ Fedora]. Fedora was just getting started and wasn't very polished. Its graphical tools also covered over the actual modification of configuration files which Brant wanted to learn. Next, Brant tried [http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ Linux from Scratch]. Linux from Scratch was a very educational experience. However, it had one major drawback: there was no package management. At this point, Brant was pointed to the [http://www.gentoo.org/ Gentoo Linux project]. Gentoo gave the educational experience of Linux from Scratch alongside the convenience of its [http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/portage/ Portage package manager]. In the summer of 2005, Brant worked for [http://www.microsoft.com/en/us/ Microsoft] in an internship. At the same time, Daniel Robbins, the founder of the Gentoo Linux project, started working at Microsoft as well. Brant sent a message to Daniel asking to meet over lunch one day, and the two have been friends ever since. Brant got involved with Daniel's [http://www.funtoo.org/ Funtoo] project late in 2010.
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|Location name=Carmel, IN, USA
|history_funtoo=So far Brant has gotten involved with [[Funtoo Boot-Update]] and the wiki.}}
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Latest revision as of 02:32, 23 September 2013

Brant Gurganus

Contact

brant@gurganus.name
freenode: brantgurga

Location

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Carmel, IN, USA (40° 0' 0.6502", -86° 9' 44.8585")