Tim McNamara is the Vice President of NZOSS. He has deep experience on technology and policy issues with a career spanning private, public and research sectors.
Tim is a developer advocate with Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system. He is a member of the Juju core team and enjoys the simplifying people's lives with technoloy.
He has past experience leading big data software projects for a New Zealand data science consultancy and leading outreach at NeSI, New Zealand's supercomputing centre. He has also founded multiple startups and had several years in the public sector. He's the author of upcoming book, Rust in Action, published by Manning Publications. He describes Rust as the language that enables Haskell and Java programmers to get along.