Russell John

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Russell is an IT consultant. He works with open source technology, especially Linux.[1]


Russell is a specialist in CIFS (Samba), Custom Programming, Custom Systems, E-Commerce, Firewalls and Internet Security, Internet Server Development, Internet Programming, Netware Connectivity, Network Administration, System Administration, System Security, and Virtual Private Networking.[2]

Current Positions

Russell owns Trance Host, has been a Techie in Chief at Compurius since 2008, and the President at the Bangladesh Linux Users Alliance since 2002. He has also been an Ubuntu member since June 2008.[3]

Carrer History

His past experiences in the field include:

  • Managing Partner Sipro Tech Systems.
  • Fedora Ambassador Fedora Project.
  • System Analyst at Bangladesh Rubber Industries..
  • System Administrator at Polaris Systems.
  • Instructor FasTracKids International (Dhaka Centre).
  • Programmer at Advantech Limited.[4]


He is a professional member of Association for Computing Machinery ACM, ISOC, IEEE. He ia also a member of Bangladeshi Photographers, The Planetary Society (Co-Founder) and Young IT Warriors (1998-2000).[5]


Russell John has participated in and organised a variety of programs. He conducted a workshop on Linux for Home Users at East West University on April 8, 2007. He was the speaker at the BCS Computer Show 2006. His other participations include:

  • IPC Meeting held at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi February 12, 2008.[6]
  • Workshop at North South University on June 15, 2006.
  • Lead instructor of a 5-day long Teacher Professional Development (TPD) training at Central Gono Bidyalaya, Sonargoan held on March 9 to March 13, 2006.[7]


Russell is a computer science engineer and also holds certifications in CCNA and CompTia Linux+. Besides computer science, he is interested in photography and fine arts, and holds two diplomas in Fine Arts.[8]