Your smiling host has been called Australia’s Biggest Geek by the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including Sunrise, The Project, Insight, and BBC World News.
With a background in electronics and computer programming he’s totally at home with a soldering iron in his hand or writing custom software, but as the son of a builder he’s also happy as a clam when swinging a hammer or using a power saw.
Jonathan is founder of multiple tech startups including Internet Vision Technologies and Freetronics, and author of various books including “Practical Arduino”, “How To Build A Website And Stay Sane”, “Ubuntu Hacks”, and “Quickstart Guide to Google AdWords”. He has presented more than 100 technical papers and tutorials at IT conferences around the world.
In August 2013 two satellites were deployed into Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) containing payload electronics designed by Jonathan.
He is also one of the first people in the world to have had an RFID microchip surgically implanted under his skin so that he never has to carry keys, and is past President of Linux Australia, one of the largest Free/Open Source Software associations in the world.