James Turnbull is the author of ten technical books about open source software and a long-time member of the open source community. He is CTO at educational technology startup Empatico. He was formerly CTO at Kickstarter, VP of Services and Support at Docker, VP of Engineering at Venmo, and VP of Technical Operations Puppet.
James speaks regularly at conferences including Velocity, OSCON, Linux.conf.au, FOSDEM, OpenSourceBridge, DevOpsDays and a number of others. He is the co-chair of the Velocity conference, a past president of Linux Australia, a former committee member of Linux Victoria, was Treasurer for Linux.conf.au 2008, and serves on the program committees of Linux.conf.au and OSCON.
He likes food, wine, books, photography, and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach or holding hands.