Here are some testimonials as to Benjamin Kerensa’s work.

Benjamin Kerensa was instrumental on several levels in the completion of my research for my dissertation. I asked Benjamin if he could tell me where to find mentors for the Ubuntu community for my research. He graciously volunteered to organize a group of mentors, providing me with a list of awesome mentors for my students. He also volunteered to be a mentor himself. He was a great asset to the students he mentored, finding projects for them, encouraging them, and giving them information on Ubuntu events. Benjamin also gave a virtual lesson in Google Hangout about how to participate in bug triage. Almost every one of my students listed this as one of the most important elements in becoming involved in the Ubuntu project. Benjamin is a great asset and a great example of the Ubuntu community.

Professor at Western Oregon University 

Ben is focused on the user community, the product and the surrounding effects that software has on the population as a whole. Ben truly understands what it takes to deliver quality software. I would enjoy to work with Ben again!

Former CEO of Linbit USA 

Mr. Kerensa has played an instrumental part in getting LINBIT's name known locally in the Portland, OR area. He has demonstrated time and time again that he knows how to reach and communicate with the Open Source Community. This ability comes from Ben's passion for Open Source Software, he practices what he preaches.

Operations Manager at Linbit USA 

One of a few Ubuntu "celebrities" that seem to bring a passion and energy to Ubuntu that few people can rival.


Ben has been a (if not the) driving force behind Ubuntu Oregon.

UW Bothell 

Ben has been a pivotal part of the team, a key player. He did a good job keeping the Global Jam running smoothly, and he shares his advice with those who would ask it. he spends a lot of his time contributing to the team, and making sure the team runs smoothly.


He is an avid Ubuntu advocate who is technically proficient and great at communicating. I find him inspirational and look forward to working with him in the future.

U.S. Army 

He is very personable and likes people, the sort of thing that fits well in Ubuntu's Circle of Friends. His networking and publicity abilities are second to none.

Fedora Project 

Benjamin is one of the most charismatic people in open source and I enjoy reading his commentary on whats happening in various projects.

GNOME Project