Brad's Professional Bio

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Brad is currently employed in the sysadmin team at CQU's Information Technology Division. He previously worked at Plugged In Software, a Java development company in Brisbane, and was responsible for PI's network from June 1997 to July 2003. He has over 8 years experience with Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Windows, among others. He has implemented complex mail server solutions, proxy servers, web servers, custom perl scripting and network integration for clients such as Hastings Deering, Jupiters Technology, Pacific Publications and SKM.

Brad is an active contributor to a range of user groups - he has been involved in HUMBUG, Brisbane's Linux user group, since its inception and helps maintain its servers. He was on the national executive of Australia's Systems Administration Guild, SAGE-AU from 1999 to 2003, and has helped with mailing list administration and mentoring group. Brad contributes to the Open Source Software community by volunteering his time to maintain a range of packages for Debian, one of the leading Linux distributions.

Brad wrote articles for's Sysadmin and Security sections and currently writes for SAGE-AU's newsletter, SAGE-Advice, on a wide range of topics - from LDAP to Apache, firewalls and clustering. Brad has also given LDAP tutorials and talks in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart for SAGE-AU, AUUG and HUMBUG.

Brad has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.