About

I'm Colin Watson, an experienced open source developer. I've been a Debian Developer since 2001, maintaining packages of man-db, groff, OpenSSH, GRUB, Parted, Debconf, and many others.

I was a founding member of the core development team for Ubuntu in 2004, and worked full-time on Ubuntu until 2014; I then worked on Launchpad from 2015 to 2023. Starting in 2024, I'm in business for myself. I'm an expert integrator, build engineer, and packager, with experience working on large Python web applications, boot loaders and installers, and many things in between. I've contributed to both Debian's and Ubuntu's technical policies, and have a thorough knowledge of them.

One way or another, I've been shipping code to millions of users for more than twenty years. I can help you do the same.