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Rob Linton

Rob Linton is the founder of Podzy, an encrypted on premise replacement for Dropbox, which was the winner of the 2013 Australian iAwards Toolsets category. Over the past 20 years as a data specialist he’s worked as a spatial information systems professional and data professional. His first company, Logicaltech Systalk has received numerous awards and commendations for product excellence, and was the winner of the Australian 2010 iAwards.

In July 2011 he founded the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) User Group in Australia. He is a certified Security Systems ISO 27001 auditor, and one of the few people to receive a perfect score for his SQL Server certification. His last book was Amazon Web Services: Migrate your .NET Enterprise Application to the Amazon Cloud.

In his spare time he enjoys coding in C++ on his Macbook Pro and chasing his kids away from things that break relatively easily.

Specialties: C++, Linux, SQL Server, C#.Net, AWS