See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UCADay for more about this lovely initiative.
Thank you maco/Mackenzie Morgan for getting me involved in Ubuntu Women and onto freenode.
Thank you akk/Akkana Peck, Pleia2/Lyz Joseph, Pendulum/Penelope Stow, belkinsa/Svetlana Belkin and so many more of the Ubuntu Women for being calm and competent, and energizing the effort to keep Ubuntu welcoming to all.
Thank you to my Kubuntu team, Riddell/Jonathan Riddell, apachelogger/Harald Sitter, shadeslayer/Rohan Garg, yofel/Philip Muscovak, ScottK/Scott Kitterman and sgclark/Scarlett Clark for your energy, intelligence and wonderful work. Your packaging and tooling makes it all happen. The great people who help users on the ML and in IRC and on the forums keep us going as well. And the folks who test, who are willing to break their systems so the rest of us don't have to: thank you!
There are so many people (some of the same ones!) to thank in KDE, but that's a separate blogpost. Your software keeps me working and online.
What a great community working together for the betterment of humanity.
Ubuntu: human kindness.