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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
- 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.
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.