Luc de Louw’s personal blog.
Who I’m I? I’m a 43 years old computer nerd exploring IT technology since the age of 13. In 1994 I began to experiment with Linux. Linux and open source changed my life radically. A major contributing fact was the emerging Internet.
Since 17 years I’m now working as a professional IT-guy. The entry to this professional IT-wold was a job as system operator for the TPF operating system in the airline industry.
In the year 2000 I changed to the Unix system department where I deployed the first commercially used Linux systems in Switzerlands airline industry.
Since then I worked at different organization of different sizes. From the mega-company with 400’000 employees to 200 employees shop. And on all those jobs I was the Linux ambassador and changed a lot in the companies infrastructure.
In July 2011 I got hired by Red Hat as a Senior Linux Consultant. For that job I relocated from Zurich, Switzerland to Berlin, Germany. Since then I’m working at customers mostly in Germany, often in the neighboring countries, sometimes I’m working in abroad countries such as Malaysia, Uganda, UAE and so on. It is challenging, but makes a lot of fun.