Welcoming The 2015 Phoronix Summer Intern

Written by Eric Griffith in Phoronix on 12 May 2015 at 04:29 PM EDT. 33 Comments
This summer on Phoronix we'll be welcoming Eric Griffith to the team, a student from the California University of Pennsylvania. Eric will be an intern at Phoronix via his journalism program at the university. Eric has already written about his new laptop with Linux and he'll be writing many more Linux/open-source articles on Phoronix over the next few months. Please join me in welcoming him to his summer internship. He's prepared a few remarks to get started.

Who am I? My name is Eric Griffith, Ericg in the Phoronix Forums and on #phoronix, I am a 22-year-old English Journalism student going to college in the US. I've been using Linux and Windows in tandem for the last six or seven years. A few of you might remember me from The Wayland Situation a couple years back, as well as my more recent Lenovo T450s review.

What am I doing? This Summer I am interning with Michael. I'll be writing my own articles and reviews, as well as helping out with his from time to time. Which is where all you come in.

What kinds of things would you like to see this summer? I don't work at the office with Michael so what I have available to me is just my two systems. Michael and I were thinking Distro release reviews, possibly a few game reviews, hardware reviews for what is available... but what else?

Games are limited to what I have available or pick up for myself, unless you guys want to chip in a couple bucks for me to be able to pick up new Linux games. That being said: I have Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 Enhanced Edition, as well as Icewind Dale, and Pillars Of Eternity available to me if readers would be interested in a review of them from someone who grew up playing Infinity Engine games.

Hardware has a few reviews in the pipeline based off of what I've picked up for my own sake.

Distributions have some releases coming out this summer, as well as a Windows 10 release. Michael and I had discussed doing some Arch Linux related things, since I'm familiar with Arch systems, but what would you guys like to see? Arch is kind of an open book, so some guidance on what is actually of interest would be nice.

Finally, I welcome criticism of any articles I write during my time here. I am trying to strength my writing skills, and refine my style. As such any constructive criticism is happily received.

If you have any requests or suggestions for topics please state them in the comments.
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