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The Rundown

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Director of Community at GitHub

I lead community development and growth at GitHub.

Formerly Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE, and Community Management consultant working with clients including Deutsche Bank, Sony Mobile, Samsung, IBM, SAP, Dyson, GENIVI, and others.

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Leader in Community Management

Authored the critically acclaimed The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, founder of the annual Community Leadership Summit, and founder of the Community Leadership Forum.

Advisor to organizations including AlienVault, Open Networking Foundation, and Open Cloud Consortium.

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Author

In addition to writing The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, authored The Official Ubuntu Book, Linux Desktop Hacks, and Practical PHP/MySQL.

Columnist for Forbes and opensource.com. Formerly columnist for Linux Format.

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Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker at OSCON, .se Internet Days, FISL, MySQL Conference, OpenNetworking Summit, LinuxCon, Ohio LinuxFest, SCALE, Southeast LinuxFest, and others.

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Podcaster and Musician

Co-founder of the Bad Voltage, LugRadio, and Shot Of Jaq podcasts.

Released more than five albums, all freely available to download.

The Hybrid Desktop

OK, folks, I want to share a random idea that cropped up after a long conversation with Langridge a few weeks back. This is merely food for thought and designed to trigger some discussion. Today my computing experience is comprised of Ubuntu and Mac OS X. On Ubuntu I...

Happy Birthday, Stuart

About 15 years ago I met Stuart ‘Aq’ Langridge when he walked into the new Wolverhampton Linux Users Group I had just started with his trademark bombastic personality and humor. Ever since those first interactions we have become really close friends. Today...

Heading Out To linux.conf.au

On Saturday I will be flying out to linux.conf.au taking place in Geelong. Because it is outrageously far away from where I live, I will arrive on Monday morning. I am excited to be joining the conference. The last time I made the trip was sadly way back in 2007 and I...

SCALE14x Plans

In a week and a half I am flying out to Pasadena to the SCALE14x conference. I will be there from the evening of Wed 20th Jan 2016 to Sun 24th Jan 2016. SCALE is a tremendous conference, as I have mentioned many times before. This is a busy year for me, so I wanted to...

We Need Your Answers

As I posted about the other day we are doing Bad Voltage Live in Los Angeles in a few weeks. It is on Fri 22nd Jan 2016 at 8pm at the SCALE14x Conference in Los Angeles. Find out more about the show here. Now, I need every one of you to help provide some answers for a...