About Alex Kidman/Contact Me

Who am I?

I’m a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist working out of Sydney, Australia. I’m currently working as the Tech & Telco editor at finder.com.au, as well as the co-host of the top Australian podcast Vertical Hold. I’m not currently freelancing, but have done so for many years prior to my current gigs.

Prior to that, I’ve written for every major Australian technology publication, and edited quite a few of them. I’m a prior editor of Gizmodo Australia, and a prior editor of PC Mag Australia. I was also the launch editor of CNET.com.au.

In straight writing roles, I’ve written for (amongst others) CNET.com.au, ABC Technology+Games, Gamespot Australia, Gizmodo, Techlife, PC User, Australian Personal Computer, PC World, Atomic MPC, PC & Tech Authority, Geeks 2U, Bit.com.au, Geare, Technology & Business, Windows Vista Magazine, Netguide Magazine, T3,  The Bulletin, Macworld, FHM and Australian Playstation Magazine. I’m probably forgetting a few there, but I think you get the idea.

Awards and commendations:

1999: Finalist, AITS IT Writers Awards Best Web Site (apcmag.com)
1999:
Finalist, AITS IT Writers Awards Best Web Site (newswire.com.au)
2003:
Finalist & Highly Commended, Best Gaming Journalist: Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best Technology Media Website (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2004:
Winner: Best Technology Website (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2005:
Winner: Best Business Technology Title (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2006:
Finalist, Best Gaming Journalist: Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2007:
Highly Commended, Best Technology Reviewer, Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2008:
Finalist, Best Technology Reviewer, Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2009: Finalist, Best Technology Reviewer, Red Rock Consulting IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best Columnist, Red Rock Consulting IT Journalist Awards
2010: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards Finalist, Best Reviewer, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards
2011: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist Microsoft IT Journalist Awards, Finalist, Best Reviewer, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards
2012: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology, Best Reviewer, IT Journalist Awards
2013: Winner: Helen Dancer Best Consumer Technology Journalist, Finalist, Best Columnist, Best Reviewer Optus IT Journalist Awards
2014: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist Microsoft IT Journalist Awards, Finalist, Best Reviewer, IT Journalist Awards
2015: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist Microsoft IT Journalist Awards, Finalist, Best Reviewer, IT Journalist Awards
2016: Winner: Best Reviewer, Finalist: Best Columnist, Best Technical Journalist IT Journalist  Awards

(For those wondering, the Australian IT Journalist Awards have had various naming rights sponsors over the years. More over at The Lizzies site for those who are curious)

Less frequently-asked questions

I’m confused. Who’s this ‘Angus’ Kidman? Is that just you under a pseudonym?

No, not at all. Angus is my brother, and currently editor in chief at finder.com.au. Yes, we work in the same office.

If you’re in PR, don’t call him if you want me, unless you’re willing to buy us both an expensive dinner by way of apology. If you’re after his details, I believe they’re available over on his personal Web site.