Jose Miguel Parrella has been involved in the world of open source since he was 14, during his freshman year at college. In Venezuela, he's worked for the Intellectual Property Office, the National Electric Corporation, and other government entities, leading several Linux-based projects.
He was the CTO of an open source consulting firm in Venezuela and Ecuador, helping to grow the business and developing a strong team that delivered dozens of successful Linux projects, including the architecture, development, and release of Canaima National GNU/Linux 2.0 distribution of Venezuela used in over two million netbooks. He is currently on an assignment as an open source Specialist for a large IT company in the United States.
Since 2005, Jose Miguel has been involved in the Debian Project, speaking at several DebConfs, and became a Debian Developer in 2007. He uploaded Nginx 0.4 on the Debian archive in 2006.
In addition to workshops and keynotes delivered across the globe and publications, such as the Rapid Distribution Deployment whitepaper, Jose Miguel has been a technical reviewer for two Packt Publishing books on Nginx and is currently working on other titles related to open source software.
His opinions in this book or elsewhere don't necessarily represent the views of his past or present employers and/or the Debian Project.