About

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.

These days, I live with my partner, Joshua Simmons in Petaluma, California, a small town 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.

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, including those that don’t have videos.

I’m a fellow 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 in 2013. I currently serve on the PSF’s Grants Committee, helping the PSF assess organisations that can help with the PSF’s outreach goals.