I’m Christopher Neugebauer. I’m also on the internet in various places as chrisjrn:
If you’re interested in what I’ve done professionally, you might want to start with my résumé, which I try my hardest to keep up-to-date. I also have a LinkedIn profile.
I’m from Hobart, Tasmania, a wonderfully picturesque city, about as far south as you can get in Australia without reaching the Antarctic. There, I went to The Hutchins School (leaving in 2006), studied maths and computer science at the University of Tasmania (graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours and a University Medal), and have worked in various software engineering jobs since then. I currently work as an Engineering Manager at AlphaSights.
These days, I live with my husband, Joshua Simmons in Petaluma, California, a smaller city north of San Francisco in a region that feels about as close to rural Tasmania as you can get without actually being in Australia.
I’m a serial conference organiser. I helped bring PyCon Australia 2012 and 2013 to Hobart, and since then have advised on PyCon Australia’s sponsorship, outreach, and inclusion efforts. I also ran linux.conf.au 2017, the 18th edition of Australasia’s premier Free and Open Source Software conference. After moving to Petaluma, I founded and occasionally run the North Bay Python conference.
You can also find me giving talks on free and open source software topics at conferences throughout the world. My talks page has links to videos of many of them, and my Lanyrd profile contains a complete list of talks (through 2015), including those that don’t have videos.
I’m a board director and executive committe member of the Python Software Foundation, the organisation that holds the copyright to the Python Programming Language, and also leads the global outreach effort towards adoption of Python. I was elected as a fellow of the foundation in 2013. I have also served on the PSF’s Grants Committee since 2015, helping the PSF assess organisations that can help with the PSF’s outreach goals.