Paul is a freelance open-source IT consultant, based in Melbourne, Australia, and additionally able to operate in all European Union countries, as well as Norway and New Zealand.
Paul has been working with Linux and free/open source software since 1996, when he started his first job as a network programmer with the Information Technology Services department at the University of Melbourne. He then moved on to system administration with the university's Electrical and Electronic Engineering department.
In 2000, he moved to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, working for the country's second-largest ISP, Zonnet (now known as Tele2), where he rebuilt the entire platform using Debian Linux, qmail and OpenLDAP, which is still being used today to serve over one million users.
Moving back to Australia in 2005, he worked with Australia's domain name registry, Ausregistry, before moving on to IBM's Linux group in the SSO division.
Since 2013, Paul has been a Linux System Engineer with Australia Post. These days, he spends much of his time using Puppet to make a fleet of Linux VMs behave properly.
Paul has had experience with all major Linux distributions and most common Unix flavours, including all of the BSDs, Solaris, AIX ... and even some dead ones, such as Tru64 Unix and Irix.