Dr. Chris Brown has been using UNIX as a software developer and system administrator since its pioneering days over 30 years ago, and has used Linux professionally and at home for about 10 years. He has extensive experience in curriculum design, and in addition to Linux training he has written hands-on courses in UNIX/Linux system programming, network programming, PHP, and distributed computing, and has edited and provided instructional design support for many others. In addition to his time as a Research Fellow at Sheffield University, Chris has had a “proper job” as a Product Manager for the training company Learning Tree International, which saw him living and working in Virginia, USA for a while. Dr. Brown has taught UNIX and Linux extensively for more than 25 years, mostly in Europe and the USA but also in Canada, India, Hong Kong, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. He provided in-depth technical training on SUSE Linux to Novell’s consultants and IT engineers. He developed training content for Canonical’s “Ubuntu Certified Professional” training and wrote their “Deploying Ubuntu Server” course, and was master trainer for their train-the-trainer program. More recently he has worked with FOSSFA (Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa) to develop LPI training content. He is author of the book “UNIX Distributed Programming” published by Prentice Hall, and of “SUSE Linux” published by O’Reilly. He also writes a regular column for the UK magazine “Linux Format”. He is an ardent supporter of Linux and the Open Source movement and brings an enthusiasm, experience, depth of knowledge, and humour to the classroom to make for an effective and enjoyable learning experience. Chris holds a BA in theoretical physics, an MA, and a Ph.D. in particle physics, all from Cambridge University. He also has RedHat RHCE, Novell NCLP and Ubuntu UCP qualifications and is a Ubuntu Certified Instructor.