Me and Jon MadDog Hall right now at FISL 15 in Porto Alegre – Brazil.
Rafael Lopes and MadDog at FISL, the biggest open-source conference in Latin America.
Who is Mad Dog? (Data extracted from Wikipedia)
Born: August 7, 1950
Education: Master of Science, Computer Science; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Commerce and Engineering; Drexel University
Employer: Linux International
The nickname “maddog” was given to him by his students at Hartford State Technical College, where he was the Department Head of Computer Science. He now prefers to be called by this name. According to Hall, his nickname “came from a time when I had less control over my temper”. He has worked for Western Electric Corporation, Aetna Life and Casualty, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation (Digital), VA Linux Systems, and SGI. He was the CTO and ambassador of the now defunct computer appliance company Koolu. It was during his time with Digital that he initially became interested in Linux, and was instrumental in obtaining equipment and resources for Linus Torvalds to accomplish his first port, to Digital’s Alpha platform. It was also in this general timeframe that Hall, who lives in New Hampshire, started the Greater New Hampshire Linux Users’ Group. Hall has UNIX as his New Hampshire vanity license plate.
Jon Hall explaining gadgets Hall serves on the boards of several companies, and several non-profit organizations, including the USENIX Association. Hall has spoken about Linux and free software at the technology conference Campus Party five times since 2007, most recently in June 2014 in Campus Party Mexico. At the UK Linux and Open Source Awards 2006, Hall was honoured with a Lifetime Recognition Award for his services to the open source community. Hall holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1977) and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University (1973).
Rafael Lopes (?)
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