David Rowe has 25 years experience in the development of DSP-based telephony and sat-com hardware/software. David has a wide mix of skills including software, hardware, project and business management, and a PhD in DSP theory. In 1968 at age 9 months he was crawling towards power points, and it’s been all downhill since then. He received his first Amateur Radio license at age 13, and was programming assembler on his first Z-80 based computer in 1982. In 2006 he quit an executive position in the satellite communications industry to become a full time open source developer. Since then David has worked on open hardware and software projects in VOIP, developing world communications (villagetelco.org), echo cancellation, speech compression, and digital voice over HF radio. David's other interests include his popular blog (rowetel.com), Electric Vehicles, travel, the Skepticism (critical thinking) movement, Amateur Radio, and swanning around Adelaide on his bike drinking lattes. David has been a popular speaker and red wine drinker at every lca.conf.au since 2008, and in 2012 his presentation on Codec 2 was voted best of conference.
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