JD Frazer of User Friendly
By the turn of his third decade, J.D. "Illiad" Frazer discovered that his
years working as a project manager left very little in the way of sanity.
This left him qualified for two occupations only: politician or cartoonist.
Since he still had a solid grip on his ethics, the latter choice was his
Rated as one of the top 50 most influential people in the Linux community
in the world by Linux Magazine, he quickly changed his name and appearance
as people began to seek him out to answer questions regarding "channel
binding" and "SYN packets." The only thing that J.D. knows about binding
involves his underwear, and he readily admits to being a synner, although
he'll never get used to the American spelling.
Often found at speaking engagements across Europe and North America, J.D.
remains quite incredulous at this sudden change in his life. He thinks
everyone he's met at the conferences are really nice folks, although he
does wonder a bit at the people who follow him around in llama costumes.
J.D. is Canadian but has lived all over Asia and even spent some time in
Australia. His favourite color is green but only on trucks and walls. He
stopped drooling after he quit work as a project manager, and thank you for
This lecture is free, and open to the public.