"Sometimes it's just a question of right place, right time.
"After completing a computer science degree with first-class
honours at Victoria University, Frank Kruchio applied for a
post-graduate position with IBM. He was turned down.
"Earlier that year--2002--Kruchio had won a worldwide Linux
program writing competition. He had entered a Linux
server-workstation optimisation project he worked on at university.
It was, ironically, the IBM Linux Scholar Challenge in which he'd
beaten more than 1400 entrants from 699 universities in 64