Linus Torvalds is my hero, says 13 year old Zachary DuPont

The story of Zach goes like this – his school organized a project where students were asked to write a letter to their heroes, while most kids wrote to celebrities, Zach wrote to the ‘real’ hero of the modern technology world – Linus Torvalds.

Since Linus works from home he doesn’t disclose his ‘work’ address, so Zach’s letter went to The Linux Foundation, which scans all letters before sending them to Linus. When the foundation saw this letter they contacted Zach’s school and, being as generous as they are, invited him to LinuxCon so that he could meet his hero in person.