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Rob Reilly

Rob Reilly
Independent Consultant, Writer, and Speaker, Rob "drtorq" Reilly


Rob Reilly is an independent consultant, writer, and speaker specializing in Linux, Open Hardware, technology media, and the mobile professional. He’s been hired for a variety of engineering, business analysis, and special projects with AT&T, Intermedia Communications, Lockheed-Martin, Pachube, and Dice. As a 10-year veteran of the tech media, Rob has posted hundreds of feature-length technology articles for,, Linux Journal magazine, PC Update magazine, and Nuts & Volts. He is a co-author of “Point & Click” and worked as a contributing editor for He’s also chaired speaking committees for the old LinuxWorld shows. Rob has a BS in Mechanical Technology from Purdue University and first used the Unix command line in 1981.


Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table E)
Rob Reilly (Rob "drtorq" Reilly)
When it comes to hacking micro-controller and nano-computing projects, Rob is your man. He’s ready to discuss all your hacker questions, such as the latest micro-controller trends, the hacker cross-pollination with artists, scientists, engineers, students, and suits, and—of course—how to get started hacking and making. Read more.
Open Hardware
Rob Reilly (Rob "drtorq" Reilly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
It's a great time to be a hardware hacker. What started with the Arduino has now evolved to the Raspberry Pi, the BeagleBone Black, the Spark Core, the new Arduino Yun, and a host of other boards. How do you know which one is right for your project? This talk will compare the mainstream boards, how they are applied and help you decide which one best fits your needs. Read more.