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An Interview with Jane Silber

Feb 25, 2011, 05:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"Our next interviewee should be well known to pretty much anyone who has anything to do with Ubuntu. Jane Silber has been the CEO of Canonical since March 2010. I will say no more and let you read on…

"1. Tell as much as you're willing about your "real life" like name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

"I'm Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical. I live in London and hold dual American/British citizenship. I spell like a Brit, speak like an American, and wave my hands about like an Italian. I grew up In Springfield, Illinois and have lived in Washington DC, Nashville, and Yokohama, Japan. I moved to the UK in 2002. My background includes jobs in start-ups and large companies, in domains ranging from health risk appraisal to artificial intelligence to military command and control. I hold degrees in Math/Computer Science from Haverford College, Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from Oxford University. Outside of work I enjoy holiday travel, live performances, engrossing books, good food, witty people, and new experiences.

"2. When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?"

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