Dr. Torq (aka: Rob Reilly)
is an independent consultant, hacker, engineer, 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, Lockheed-Martin, Dice, Martin-Marietta and Dice. As a long-time veteran of the tech media, Rob has posted hundreds of feature-length technology articles for LinuxPlanet.com, Linux Journal magazine, Raspberry Pi Geek magazine, techtarget, thenewstack.io and others. He is a co-author of “Point & Click OpenOffice.org” and worked as a contributing editor for LinuxToday.com. He’s spoken at OSCON, Fossetcon, the Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC) and other tech events. He’s served on speaker review committees for the old LinuxWorld shows and FETC. Doc has a BS in Mechanical Technology from Purdue University.
He also has a strong interest in Steampunk and incorporates those elements into his writing, speaking and drtorq.com activities. Steampunk is a fascinating mix of modern trends, imagination, futuristic speculation and ecclectic characterizations, from the past. In other words, it fits in perfectly with Doc’s view of technology, prosperity, Conservative American traditions, and civilized behavior.
Doc usually uses his given name of Rob Reilly when signing checks and legal documents.