Jonathan OxerYour smiling host has been called Australia's Biggest Geek. With a background in electronics and computer programming he's totally at home with a soldering iron in his hand or writing custom software, but as the son of a builder he's also happy as a clam when swinging a hammer or using a power saw.
Jonathan is founder of Internet Vision Technologies, one of Australia's top web-software development companies, and author of various books including "How To Build A Website And Stay Sane", "Ubuntu Hacks", and "Quickstart Guide to Google AdWords". He has presented more than 70 papers and tutorials at IT conferences around the world, been featured on top-rated television programs, and appeared as a guest on dozens of radio shows around the globe.
He is also one of the first people in the world to have had an RFID microchip surgically implanted under his skin so that he never has to carry keys, and is past President of Linux Australia, one of the largest Free/Open Source Software associations in the world.
Jonathan's personal blog can be found at jon.oxer.com.au.
Miranda SkermanMiranda has a particular interest in sustainable housing and a passion for learning about techniques and technologies from other parts of the world so she can share them with Australian home-owners. She's a TV veteran, having appeared in numerous commercials as well as co-hosting "The Car Show" with Glenn Ridge on Channel 9. She also anchors the news desk for the Big Pond Dream Team with Francis Leach and Wayne Schwass.
Her job on SuperHouse includes trying to keep Jonathan and Chase grounded in a little bit of reality and not let their imaginations run away with them as they dream up ever-crazier things to connect to the home automation system. A big task, but someone has to do it!
Chase HoganJon's trusty sidekick may not wear a thin black mask over his eyes or underwear over green spandex, but we can assure you he does wear boxers under his pants! Chase started his working life as a web developer before doing the hard slog and trying his hand in various trades such as landscaping, concreting and scaffolding. The lure of action and adventure led him to serving as a Victoria Police Officer for a number of years, but he has always loved the world of high-tech and is still working on his prototype lightsaber which so far consists of not much more than a trampoline spring and a curtain rod: we're sure he'll get it working eventually! Chase doesn't mind getting his hands dirty ripping off old plasterboard, installing cornice or dragging network cable under the floor.
He hasn't had an RFID tag implanted in his arm yet, but who knows? Maybe we can convince him to get it done on TV!