Stuart Langridge

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Stuart Langridge
Stuart Langridge at Yahoo! BBC Hackday 2007, at Alexandra Palace
Born (1976-01-30) January 30, 1976 (age 39)
Residence Stourbridge, UK[1]
Stuart Langridge in foreground as a panelist at @media ajax 2007 conference

Stuart Langridge (also known as 'Aq'[2] or 'Zippy'[3] ) is the author of two books for technical publisher SitePoint, DHTML Utopia,[4] and Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache[5] (with Tony Steidler-Dennison) as well as writing the Stylish Scripting weblog[4] during 2005. Langridge is a member of the Web Standards Project's DOM Scripting Task Force,[6] an invited expert on the W3C HTML Working Group and is an acknowledged commentator on DOM Scripting and JavaScript techniques.

His current projects include Jokosher, a multi-track audio editor for GNOME, and Jackfield, a program to run Mac OS X Dashboard widgets under GNOME. In addition, he worked on Desktop Couch in his role as Canonical Ltd. staffer.

Despite this, Langridge is perhaps best known as a presenter of the now defunct LugRadio, which was a free software podcast in the UK. Along with Jono Bacon, he was the longest-serving member of the team and often served to incite discussion about issues that more directly related to software freedom.[7] In LugRadio he frequently advocated freedom, yet despite this often attracted criticism for using proprietary software.[8]

Langridge has recently been involved in the Shot of Jaq podcast, in collaboration with his former Lugradio co-host Jono Bacon.

In January 2009 Langridge joined Canonical as a developer and left the company in 2013 to work as a freelancer for Kryogenix's consulting.[9]


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