Author Bio

Jonathan Oxer is Founder and Technical Director of Internet Vision Technologies, and is recognised as one of the pioneers of dynamic websites.

Jon looking scruffy Commencing trading in 1994 as Mission Internet, IVT was one of the first businesses to focus on managing dynamic website content using databases. With a rapidly growing reputation and client list it also became one of the first companies ever to do real-time event coverage via the Internet when a live feed was run from the floor of the national Bicycle Industry Trade Show in Sydney, Australia in 1995.

Since then Jonathan and his staff have planned, implemented and managed websites, intranets and extranets for companies ranging from tiny backyard businesses to multinational corporations. His clients span many countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United States.

Jonathan is a Debian GNU/Linux developer, and organised Debian Miniconf 2 in Perth in January 2003, Debian Miniconf 3 in Adelaide in January 2004, and Debian Miniconf 4 in Canberra in April 2005 in association with linux.conf.au where he also presented technical papers. He has also spoken on various Internet-related topics at both corporate and government seminars and has been a guest on radio station RRR's Byte Into It segment. He sits on the Advisory Group of Swinburne University's Centre for Collaborative Business Innovation, responsible for researching and formulating future IT-related post-graduate curriculum strategies, and on the Australian Federal government's e-Research Coordinating Committee Reference Group.

Jonathan is also a Committee Member and regular speaker at the Melbourne PHP User Group, and is President of Linux Australia, the national organisation for Linux users, developers and vendors.

He has been a regular contributor to the Australian Linux magazine linmagau with a column titled The Debian Universe, is the author of How To Build A Website And Stay Sane, provided technical input to the authors of Linux Desktop Hacks, and is already hard at work on his next three books: Web-Based Business Intelligence, Disaster Proofing For Small Networks, and The Debian Universe, which is based on his writings for linmagau.

Jonathan lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife, daughter and son.

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