Derek Carter is the part founder of two Linux users groups, a regular presenter at various conferences and actively contributes to several Open Source projects, including some of his own. He has worked as a senior Linux systems administrator for a Fortune 500 company, a consultant to state agencies, and as a QA engineer for a SAN storage company.
As a Linux instructor, Derek has written courseware, proctored certification exams, and taught classes across the globe for the Linux Foundation, Red Hat, IBM, Novell, HP, Lockheed Martin and others.
Derek is also a husband, father and woodworking enthusiast. He currently resides in Athens, Georgia with his family and works as a full-time Linux consultant and instructor.