About Matthew Helmke

Sun, 2008-05-18 10:41

Matthew Helmke is a husband, a father of three, and a writer. Matthew has written magazine articles, contributed to several books, and written and published his own books. This site highlights a small subset of that writing.

Matthew is also a musician who plays the guitar and the bass, plays in a local band, and he has played as a studio musician for other artists. He is an avid and voracious reader, speaks several languages, has worked as an information consultant on topics including culture, language, religion and computers, and spent several years running a small business in North Africa.

Matthew is a part of the Ubuntu Linux community, is a free and open source software enthusiast, and has an informal blog at matthewhelmke.net.

You can email Matthew at matthew AT matthewhelmke DOT com with any comments or questions.

You can also find Matthew on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and on Amazon.com.

Ubuntu Unleashed 2014

Fri, 2013-11-29 08:34

Matthew was the sole editor and contributor of new content for Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition. This book is intended for intermediate to advanced users.

Ubuntu Unity: An Evolving GUI

Tue, 2012-10-02 07:54

Matthew wrote an article titled Ubuntu Unity: An Evolving GUI for InformIT.

Matthew led the team that updated The Official Ubuntu Book for this seventh edition. The book continues to serve as a quality introduction for newcomers to Ubuntu, both the software and the community that surrounds it.

VMware Cookbook, second edition

Sat, 2012-06-30 13:53

Matthew worked with Ryan Troy for both the original and for this second edition of
VMware Cookbook
.

VMware Cookbook

Matthew wrote an article titled Ubuntu Unity: A GUI for Beginners and Experts for InformIT.

Matthew had the privilege of being one (of many) coauthors on an academic paper for the open access journal Frontiers in Plant Genetics and Genomics.
The paper is titled The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Plant Biology.

Talk Morocco

Sun, 2009-11-22 00:00

Talk Morocco

Matthew occasionally writes articles for Talk Morocco. Talk Morocco is a website dedicated to discussions related to Morocco, its people, society and culture.

Nowhere Else to Turn

Mon, 2009-01-12 13:19

There are things that happen in the world that are difficult and sometimes impossible to explain. At times, we are confronted with circumstances or situations over which we have no control. How we deal with those situations reveals much about our strongest beliefs, our dreams, and our fears. This collection of short stories explores specific instances of involvement with or belief in the supernatural in one North African country. The tales, all claiming to be true, were collected over several years while the author was living in Morocco.

# ISBN-13: 978-0615264196
The book is available from Amazon, all around the world.

And is also available at:

Creative Commons LicenseThis book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License and as a result is also available as a free download in PDF format (but without the cover art) from the Internet Archive.

Humor and Moroccan Culture

Sun, 2008-05-18 16:18

This project started as a language learning experiment. Matthew Helmke was sitting in a cafe with a Moroccan having a discussion in Moroccan Arabic. The friend told a joke and it was quickly discovered that vocabulary alone would not ensure an understanding of humor. This prompted a question, "What did I miss?" In this book, Matthew Helmke explores the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture. These are the things that Moroccans know inherently, without being taught. The result is an intriguing look through the eyes of an American trying to make sense of Moroccan culture.

# ISBN-13: 978-0615142845
The book is available from Amazon, all around the world.

And is also available at:

Creative Commons License
This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 License and as a result is also available as a free download in PDF format (but without the cover art) from the Internet Archive.