I was first introduced to Open Source Software by a friend in 1994 who gifted a machine with Slackware installed on it; from that point on I was hooked. Aside from a short stint in the USAF and later as a gov contractor, I have worked most of my adult life in IT. Over the years I bounced between the Slackware and SuSe communitues before finally finding a comfortable home within the Puppy Linux community in 2008 and eventually becoming a developer. In 2011, I co-founded Obsidian Security Services, a small security consulting firm providing boutique services to business clients. In 2013, I joined the ranks of Jupiter Broadcasting as a producer for the largest and continually running Linux podcast, 'Linux Action Show' and its spin off show 'Linux Unplugged'. Later I became the producer of BSD Now in 2015 and the AskNoahShow in 2018. Most recently, I worked for iXsystems, the company behind FreeNAS - 'The World's #1 Storage OS', from 2016 up through 2018 as a developer on FreeNAS/TrueNAS and TrueCommand.

Having been a passionate Open Source Software community member since the mid 90s and a developer for many years, I enjoy focusing on community engagement and community support. I am highly interested in community engagement through offering community outreach, support and education as well as bug testing and feature development.

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JT Pennington has been a guest on 5 episodes.