About Me

A black and white picture of dan in a fedora hat on plain backgroundHi, I’m Dan Lynch, a broadcaster, musician, writer and confirmed geek from Liverpool in the UK. I’m mad about all things Open Source, particularly GNU/Linux but also various web and mobile technologies. I’m best known for hosting a number of popular podcasts on technology and music. Linux Outlaws, Rathole Radio and FLOSS Weekly on the TWiT Network.  You can read more about them on the podcast page. I’ve been a musician since I was young and you can also discover more about that on the music page. I do a bit of programming and web development but not as much as I used to professionally these days. I’m a big fan of Django (the Python web framework) and I do Drupal stuff for some clients working with PHP. I used to work for the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK as a .NET developer. I know, it’s so hideously closed source and proprietary, but we’ve all made mistakes in our lives right? These days I make most of my living out of talking, which you’ll soon realise if you linger here for any length of time.

I regularly organise conferences and events, the biggest of which is OggCamp. In 2011 we had 400+ attendees join us from all over the world to talk about FOSS and generally have a good time. In 2012 we surpassed that and had a guest talk from Stephen Fry, yes that Stephen Fry. In addition I’m involved with Ignite and Social Media Cafe in Liverpool. I also write a technology column for the website Seven Streets.

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Thanks for reading this and thanks to everyone out there who’s supported me in all my endeavours, I really do appreciate the fine people I’ve met and conversed with, both in person and online. I just hope I can give something back. If you have any ideas, criticisms, rants, suggestions or… well, anything really, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can leave comments here on the blog or send emails via the contact form at danlynch.org/contact

Stalk me if you like (in a nice way though):

I was also pretty late into all this “social media” business as everyone calls it, but I’ve been a pretty active microblogger since early 2007. If you want to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Identi.ca, Google+ or anywhere else you can click on those icons in the right sidebar. Let’s be friends.

I look forward to hearing from you, bye for now