|Russ White began working with computers in the mid-1980’s, and computer networks in 1990. He has experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks, and is a strong communicator from the white board to the board room. Across that time, he has co-authored more than forty software patents, participated in the development of several Internet standards, helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and worked in Internet governance with the Internet Society. Russ has a background covering a broad spectrum of topics, including radio frequency engineering and graphic design, and is an active student of philosophy and culture.
Currently a network architect at LinkedIn, Russ is also a co-host at the Network Collective, serves on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, co-chairs the BABEL working group, serves on the Technical Services Council/as a maintainer on the open source FR Routing project, and serves on the Linux Foundation (Networking) board. Russ is also active in the Lightning Network open source community and a number of other open source projects.
Russ writes extensively, including twelve books, two video training courses, speaking at venues around the world, presenting webinars, and numerous articles from peer reviewed journals to blogs. His most recent works are Computer Networking Problems and Solutions, The Art of Network Architecture, Navigating Network Complexity, and the Intermediate System to Intermediate System LiveLesson.
MSIT Capella University, MACM Shepherds Theological Seminary, PhD (in progress) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary