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The FTA teaching staff is formed by the following persons:

Marco Fioretti

 Marco Fioretti has a degree in Electronic Engineering and has been using Linux and other Free Software daily since the mid 90s for design, simulation and testing of digital integrated circuits for telecom systems. He is a freelance contributor on Free Software and Open Hardware to many magazines and websites since 2002, and a full time author, teacher, consultant and sometimes researcher on Open Digital Technology since 2008. More details and publications available at

David Jacovkis

 David Jacovkis studied Physics in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and achieved Master degrees in Materials Science (UAB) and in Systems and Networks Administration with Free Software in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He has ten years experience in systems engineering using Free Software, working as IT manager and freelance consultant for several organisations. He also has lecturing experience at university level and has worked as an editor of educational materials. In 2007 he co-founded the Free Knowledge Institute.

Diarmuid O'Briain

Chartered Engineer (CEng) with over 20 years experience in the sector. Experienced Telecommunication and Information Security Executive, Consulting and Professional Services Visionary. Information Systems Security Professional. Manager of EMEA regional technology services, professional services, and responsible for services strategies, and business development. More info on Diarmuid's LinkedIN Profile.