Of himself, he says: "So far as personality profiling goes, I don't feel like I really adhere to any particular mould. I'd rather spend a night playing chess or reading a book than going out, but at the same time, I spend a lot of time out and about being active. I like to spend a lot of time alone with my thoughts, but I have a fairly outgoing personality.
"I'm a programmer who also does graphic design. I'm a tech geek who hates mobile phones (the only reason I have one is because I'm going overseas in February, and I won't keep it when I get back). I like to be patient and thoughtful, but I'm also very impulsive and can find something to laugh at wherever I go. For my birthday this year, I flew kites on the beach with a friend and chased seagulls."
But when it comes to his profession, there is crystal clear clarity. Bush, a photographer who also does graphic design, is in the main responsible for design for the forthcoming Australian national Linux conference; he is part of the teams that handle the conference web presence, merchandising and also open day.
He wasn't the first person to take up the task of designer. The Tasmanian Linux User Group team had a designer who left soon after the bid to host the conference had been submitted.
Bush, who lives in Launceston, about 200 kilometres from Hobart, became aware of the bid when he was talking to the TasLUG folk to organise an inter-LUG event. He "jumped at the opportunity to help when Leah (Duncan, one of the co-organisers) suggested it. LCA fit with the timeline I had for a state-wide event, so I've taken up the reigns for open day and am looking to get buses and transport for people from around Tasmania so that we can all gather together. I had a few exciting ideas early on that piqued a bit of interest, and since the graphic designer they'd had onboard for the bid had left, I was also able to slot into that role."