About Jeff Waugh

Jeff Waugh is a technology generalist and Open Source specialist who enjoys translating technology opportunity into useful outcomes. He gets to do that all the time as Product Development Manager at mission critical cloud managed services provider, Bulletproof.

Waugh has played an active role in the Open Source community and numerous projects, such as Director of the GNOME Foundation Board (2003-2004, 2006-2008), GNOME Release Manager (2001-2005), committee member (2000-2001) and president (2002-2003) of the Sydney Linux Users’ Group, and member of the linux.conf.au 2001 and 2007 organising teams. He co-authored the immensely popular Planet feed reader, and was one of the founding employees of Canonical, engaged in Ubuntu business and community development during its extraordinary early rise (2004-2006). Jeff then focused on the Australian industry and community with Waugh Partners, a boutique consultancy specialising in Open Source strategy, industry development and research (2006-2011).

In 2005, Waugh won the Google/O’Reilly Open Source award for Best Evangelist, which recognised his work on GNOME and Ubuntu. In 2007, Jeff and Pia were the first duo to receive a Pearcey Foundation award, recognising their pioneering achievement and contribution to the Australian ICT industry.