We put out a call for applicants for a job as an LWN editor in January, and
were quite surprised by all of the excellent responses we received. It
took us a while to narrow the list down, but we eventually got there and we
are excited to announce that longtime LWN guest author Nathan Willis has
accepted our offer to join the staff.
Not surprisingly, based on the great
work he has done for us over the last few years, Nate had the right mix of
skills and experience for the job. We look forward to him building on those
to help LWN expand its coverage and reach over the coming years. Readers
undoubtedly already know about his writing, but we asked him to give us a
little biographical background; here's what he had to say:
Nate has been using Linux full-time since 1998, and writing about it since
2004. At some point in the intervening stretch he worked as a photographer
and got hooked on free software tools for creative graphics. For the past
few years he has lent a hand with the Texas Linux Fest regional community
conference at night while writing during the day. He also works on open
font development in between, at dusk and shortly before dawn. He lives in
western-north-central Texas, right where the Monarch butterfly migrations and
tornadoes cross paths.
Nate will be starting on April 27 and will quickly be tossed into the fire
with trips to two conferences shortly after he starts. Please join us in
welcoming Nate to LWN.
We'd also like to thank all of the folks who took the time and effort to
apply for the job. There was a long series of hard decisions, which is
part of what took us so long. But the result was a good one, and Nate's help will be important in our efforts to make LWN better.
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