Sydney Butler hails from South Africa and has been a life-long geek. Whether writing DOS batch files at age 5 or messing around with BASIC in kindergarten, if it bleeps or boops you'll find him there.
Sydney has two decades of experience as a freelance PC technician, starting in his early teens. As an educator, he's also lectured on technology and has been providing professional technology instruction for more than a decade at the tertiary level.
His writing career started early, with articles published in gaming and anime fan-zines at the age of sixteen. At the time of writing, he's been a professional writer for over seven years and has written for several large tech publications including 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, How-To Geek and TechNadu.
His hobbies include playing the guitar(badly), video games, anime sci-fi, fantasy and explaining to his wife why they need another figure to clutter up the place.
Sydney is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Research Psychology and is investigating the effects of modern VR for his thesis.