is an Open Source Software and GNU/Linux advocate, trainer, writer, and speaker. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for more than 25 years and has been working with computers for over 50 years. He is a strong proponent of and evangelist for the "Linux Philosophy for System Administrators." David has been in the IT industry for over forty years.
David prefers to purchase the components and build his own computers from scratch to ensure that each new computer meets his exacting specifications.
He has written articles for magazines including, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal, and OS/2 Magazine back when there was such a thing. His article "Complete Kickstart," co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration Articles list for 2008. He currently writes for OpenSource.com and Enable SysAdmin, both of which are supported by Red Hat. He particularly enjoys learning new things while researching his articles.
David has published four books with Apress, “The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins,” August 2018, and a three volume self-study training course, “Using and Administering Linux — From Zero to SysAdmin,” released in December, 2019
David currently lives in Raleigh, NC, with his very supportive wife and a strange rescue dog that is mostly Jack Russell. David also likes reading, travel, the beach, and spending time with his two children, their spouses, and four grand-children.
David can be reached at LinuxGeek46@both.org or on Twitter @LinuxGeek46.
Cyndi Bulka is a Health Coach and Yoga Specialist and currently owns and operates Zakti Health, a small business offering therapeutic Yoga, Yoga teacher training, Yoga and wellness retreats and health/wellness individual and group coaching programs.
Prior to Zakti Health, she was the owner operator of Moving Mantra Yoga Studio in Raleigh, NC. She has been teaching Yoga for more than 25 years. Cyndi has traveled the world to obtain multiple trainings as a teacher, qualifying at the highest recognized level of certification. She obtained her Health Coaching training at Duke University's Integrative Health Center in Durham, NC in 2014.
Cyndi is a creative writer and poet, a lover of nature, an avid traveler, dedicated Yogi and passionate teacher. She enjoys hiking, gardening, music festivals and cooking. As the mother of two adult children and one rescue dog, grandmother to 4 precious grandchildren, and dedicated partner to a wonderfully supportive man, she stays happily busy. She currently resides in Raleigh, NC.
Cyndi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via her website www.zaktihealth.com