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Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE

I lead community development and growth at the XPRIZE Foundation.

Formerly Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical 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.

Go and back the Mycroft Kickstarter campaign

Disclaimer: I am not a member of the Mycroft team, but I think this is neat and an important example of open innovation that needs support. Mycroft is an Open Source, Open Hardware, Open APIs product that you talk to and it provides information and services. It is a...

Ubuntu, Canonical, and IP

Recently there has been a flurry of concerns relating to the IP policy at Canonical. I have not wanted to throw my hat into the ring, but I figured I would share a few simple thoughts. Firstly, the caveat. I am not a lawyer. Far from it. So, take all of this with a...

Talking with a Mythbuster and a Maker

Recently I started writing a column for Forbes. My latest column covers the rise of the maker movement and in it I interviewed Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters and Dale Dougherty from Make Magazine. Go and give it a read right...

Rebasing Ubuntu on Android?

NOTE: Before you read this, I want to clear up some confusion. This post shares an idea that is designed purely for some intellectual fun and discussion. I am not proposing we actually do this, nor advocating for this. So, don’t read too much into these...

New Forbes Column: From Piracy to Prosperity

My new Forbes column is published. This article covers how technology has impacted how creatives, artists, and journalists create, distribute, and engage around their work. For it I sat down with Mike Shinoda, co-founder of grammy award winning Linkin Park as well as...