Jonathan Oxer has been labeled “Australia’s Geekiest Man” and has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. He is past-President of Linux Australia, and founder of both Internet Vision Technologies and Freetronics. He is author of a number of books including How To Build A Website And Stay Sane, Ubuntu Hacks, and Quickstart Guide to Google AdWords. He has been surgically implanted with an RFID chip and hosts an online show called SuperHouse featuring high-tech home renovation, open-source automation systems, and domestic hardware hacking, and has appeared on top-rating TV shows and been interviewed on dozens of radio stations about technology he has developed. He was Technical Supervisor for the first season of the new reality-TV show “The Phone”, has connected his car to the Internet as part of Geek My Ride and is also a member of the core team of Lunar Numbat, an Australian group working with the European team White Label Space on an unmanned moon mission for the Google Lunar X-Prize.
Jonathan’s blog: jon.oxer.com.au
Twitter updates: twitter.com/jonoxer
Hugh Blemings has been working on Free software since the mid-90’s for fun and as a (still rather fun) paid gig since 1999. He was co-author of the gnokii project, developed kernel device drivers for the Keyspan USB-serial adaptors and most recently has done some porting work for embedded PowerPC platforms.
Hugh worked at IBM’s Linux Technology Centre as a Open Source Hacker in the Canberra based OzLabs team for just shy of eight years and is now part of the Canonical team working in the kernel group.
Hugh’s blog: blemings.org/hugh/blog