Stuart Langridge

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Stuart Langridge
Stuart Langridge at Yahoo! BBC Hackday 2007.jpg
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 a podcaster, developer and author. He is a member of the Web Standards Project's DOM Scripting Task Force,[4] an invited expert on the W3C HTML Working Group and is an acknowledged commentator on DOM Scripting and JavaScript techniques.


Langridge is 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.[5] In LugRadio he frequently advocated freedom, yet despite this often attracted criticism for using proprietary software.[6]

Langridge was involved in the Shot of Jaq podcast, in collaboration with his former Lugradio co-host Jono Bacon. He's now a part of the Bad Voltage podcast, together with Jono Bacon, Bryan Lunduke (founder of Jupiter Broadcasting) and Jeremy Garcia (founder of The podcast first aired in October 2013.


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 January 2009 Langridge joined Canonical as a developer and left the company in 2013 to work as a freelancer for Kryogenix's consulting.[7] At Canonical he worked on the Desktop Couch[8] for Ubuntu in his role as Canonical Ltd. staffer.


Langridge has written two books for technical publisher SitePoint, DHTML Utopia,[9] and Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache[10] (with Tony Steidler-Dennison) as well as writing the Stylish Scripting weblog[9] during 2005.


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