Jon “maddog” Hall currently is the Board Chair of the Linux Professional Institute. He is the Chairman Emeritus of wit.com
During his career in commercial computing which started in 1969 (a half-century ago), Mr. Hall has been a programmer, systems designer, systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager, educator, CEO and consultant.
He has worked for such companies as Western Electric Corporation, Aetna Life and Casualty, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation, VA Linux Systems, SGI and Futura Networks (Campus Party).
He has taught at Hartford State Technical College, Merrimack College and Daniel Webster College.
Mr. Hall is the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles, many presentations and one book, “Linux for Dummies”. He currently writes a monthly article for Linux Pro Magazine and occasionally blogs for them on their web site.
Mr. Hall has traveled the world (over 100 countries) speaking on the benefits of Free and Open Source Software, and received his BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University (1973), and his MSCS from RPI in Troy, New York (1977).