John got a taste for working with Linux and open source software when he started his IT career on the helpdesk at Actrix Networks and hasn't looked back. Since then he's worked in a wide variety of large and small technical environments from farming, education, commercial to most recently payments.
He loves getting out into the bush, brewing, gardening and relaxing with friends over a board game or two. His most recent personal challenge is to create a quaffable NZ Pale Ale with the aid of weetbix and Kohatu hops. It might take some time and testing to perfect.