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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.

Supporting Beep Beep Yarr!

Some of you may be familiar with LinuxVoice magazine. They put an enormous amount of effort in creating a high quality, feature-packed magazine with a small team. They are led by Graham Morrison who I have known for many years and who is one of the most thoughtful,...

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...