David Scheltema is a technical editor for Make: magazine. His background is in Linux systems with a special focus on embedded Linux boards for Makers, though he studied Russian History and Philosophy at University. Drawing from his previous life as a professional tennis instructor, David empathizing with learners to empower individuals and strives to provide an environment where no question is too basic. He is a longtime user, advocate, and evangelist for Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware, and serves on the Intel Open Hardware Advisory Panel. Check out his writing for Make: on new embedded boards, open source issues, and the next big things in the Maker Movement at makezine.com.