linux.conf.au creator | Jack of Many Trades
Rusty is a recovering Linux kernel maintainer, and long-time Free Software developer. He helped create the modern Linux kernel module subsystem, iptables, netfilter, lguest, virtio, CCAN, ccontrol, linux.conf.au and many other forgotten projects. After almost 20 years of kernel development, he switched to working on bitcoin 4 years ago: in particular, developing specifications and an implementation of the lightning network. He lives in Adelaide with his three great children, and very understanding wife.
As Rusty created linux.conf.au, it seems fitting to bring him back for the conference's 20th anniversary!