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JonathanStrickland

JONATHAN STRICKLAND

Podcast Host and Executive Producer
iHeartRadio

A Big Problem With Big Data

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Biography:

Jonathan Strickland’s love for technology began in his childhood. Both of his parents are authors and retired teachers. Jonathan would jump on the family computer (an Apple IIe) whenever his parents weren’t working on a novel or short story. He was fortunate to grow up in a household that emphasized the importance of curiosity and critical thinking.

Jonathan attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in English Literature with a focus on works from the Medieval period up through the Renaissance (he can still recite Shakespeare, so feel free to ask him to do so because he is writing this bio and he loves showing off). He eagerly followed the tech world closely, jumping onto the Internet as soon as he could (for the record, he thought telnet was the way to go and that whole World Wide Web thing would just be a fad).

In 2007, he joined HowStuffWorks.com, quickly becoming the head writer for the computer and electronics categories. In 2008, he launched the TechStuff podcast, which has published more than 1,200 episodes and covered everything from quantum physics to the ancient toilets of Skara Brae. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Rebecca and his Shakespearean dog Tybalt.