This is about the fourth or fifth incarnation of my Internet homepage, most of the earlier ones are long lost and may even have included <blink> tags and so perhaps the Internet better for their absence. Somewhere in there I’ve had two earlier blogs too – the first being a diary as was the done thing in those days, then a basic but functional blog, both precursors to what you see here now which has all the mod cons.

Work wise I’ve spent most of my career in the electronics/IT/computing fields. The majority of that time has been working in Free/Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware in various capacities. That latter has encompassed all sorts of things… contributing code to the Linux kernel, hacking on Arduino’s, managing one of the best Free software development teams in the world, being on the committee of Linux Australia, presenting at various conferences and/or writing papers.

More recently I worked with a very smart bunch of people on network security related technologies, followed by a spell doing Open Hardware for datacentres and then a productive and enjoyable couple of years working on OpenStack at Rackspace and Aptira :)

I had a wonderful couple of years at the OpenPOWER Foundation as the Executive Director, working remotely from Melbourne, Australia. I’m still very passionate about the OpenPOWER mission and so continue to serve in a voluntary capacity as a Board Advisor. I am delighted about the skills our new ED, James Kulina brings to the role, great times ahead for OpenPOWER.

Since July 2021 I’ve been with AWS working in the Linux and Open Source team which has been rather fun, a super nice bunch of folk working on Linux on a surprisingly large number of computers.

Music is a big part of my life, I’ve got a few pages dedicated to that here – still works in progress at the time of writing but you’ll get the general idea.

In no particular order I also wear the hat of father, co-parent, uncle, brother, son, cyclist (helmet in this case I guess), confidant, mentor, student, disciple, cook and that’s just in the course of last week or two. All bring varying degrees of joy and I consider myself fortunate and honoured to wear them.