I have been using various distributions since I came in contact with Linux in
1999 when I started studying computer science at the University of Technology
Chemnitz. For the most time I have been using Debian in one way or another and
tried to give back by doing some packaging work. Although I never found the
time to jump through all the hoops and red tape to become a Debian
Fedora, and by that CentOS as well, became the choice for the desktop and
correspondingly for servers when I started my first job after university at
Arch is something different. I haven't used it on my desktop or a production
system. But it allows me to take a look at a something else beside deb and rpm
based systems and it is nice if you want to play with bleeding edge stuff.
Since 2001 I am a regular supporter of the annual
Linux Days Chemnitz.
My work for this event includes lectures, workshops and live presentations.
Chemnitzer StudentenNetz (2000 - 2007)
Honorary work for the Student Network Chemnitz occupied (too) much of my free time
when I was still at the university.
As member of the supervisory board I dealt with almost every aspect of managing a network.
Everything from switch and router management, writing perl scripts for the web based
management suite, database maintenance to first level support.
I was employed at the Department
of Foreign Langugages at the Technical
University of Chemnitz.
My main job was the development of the
system which enabled students to sign up for classes online.
Furthermore I was in charge of the technical user support of this system.