Members - Officers
This page describes LUGOD's elected officers (root, sys, typescript and
/dev/null), and appointed officers. You may also want to view the
past officers. For details on officers' duties,
see our bylaws.
About the Chairperson (aka "root", or president)
Bill Kendrick is a founding member of LUGOD, has held both "root"
and "sys" officer positions numerous times, and has acted as Public
Relations Officer and Webmaster for a number of years.
Bill is CTO of Smashwords, an ebook publishing and distribution
platform. In his spare time he writes Open Source
games and educational software, and runs an annual retrocomputing &am[;
classic gaming event. His interest in Unix and Linux began in college,
and was fueled by his frustration with using Windows95 on a roommate's
About the Vice Chair (aka "sys", or vice president)
John Reed. (Bio here)
About the Secretary (aka "typescript")
Andrew Roach joined LUGOD in 2009. He owns and
operates NETWeRKS, a computer & IT service company
About the Treasurer (aka "/dev/null")
Adam Reiser is a UC Berkeley graduate in physics and applied
mathematics, currently working as a privacy and security consultan.
About the Installfest Coordinator
Case Talbot is a developer at Smashwords, geek, and lover of
electronics, shiny things, books, and awesome.
Case took over coordination of our Installfest
workshops (for Alex Mandel, who had been busy working on his PhD) in
About the Public Relations Officer
Bill Kendrick (see bio, above).