Adam Shand (manager)

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Adam Shand is a visual effects operations manager and advocate of community wireless networks.

Shand founded Personal Telco in November 2000 which subsequently grew into one of the largest community wireless projects in the United States.[1][2]>[3] He is one of the original members of the Shmoo Group[4] and the primary author of the Wireless Commons Manifesto.[5]

In 2003 he moved back home to Wellington, New Zealand to work as a senior systems administrator, and later became the operations manager, for Weta Digital.[1] The company produced visual effects for the films:[6]

  • 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (systems manager: Weta Digital)
  • 2009 Avatar (systems manager: Weta Digital)
  • 2009 The Lovely Bones (systems manager: Weta Digital)
  • 2009 District 9 (systems manager: Weta Digital – uncredited)
  • 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still (lead systems engineer: Weta Digital)
  • 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (code operations manager: Weta Digital)
  • 2008 Jumper (code operations manager: Weta Digital)
  • 2007 The Water Horse (digital operations manager: weta digital)
  • 2007 30 Days of Night (code operations manager)
  • 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (code operations manager)
  • 2007 Bridge to Terabithia (digital operations manager: weta digital)
  • 2006 Eragon (digital operations manager: weta digital)
  • 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (digital operations manager: weta digital)
  • 2005 King Kong (digital operations manager)
  • 2004 I, Robot (systems administrator: Weta Digital)
  • 2004 Van Helsing (senior systems administrator: Weta Digital – uncredited)
  • 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (systems administrator: Weta Digital)


  1. ^ a b Zach Dundas (9 June 2004). "Free for All: How a brainy Brit and an army of idealists are leading Portland to Internet Nirvana". Willamette Week. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Andrew Blum (August–September 2001). "Alternative Net: Wireless activists bring the battle over public space to the airwaves". Metropolis Magazine. Archived from the original on 21 August 2001. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Vince Vittore (1 January 2003). "Adam Shand, Founder, PersonalTelcoProject". Wireless Review. Archived from the original on 8 February 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "The Wireless Commons". Web site. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Listed in respective movie credits

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