Luc de Louw’s personal blog.

About me

I’m a 46 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.

For more than 20 years I’m now working as a professional IT-guy. The entry to this professional IT-wold was a job as a 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 the Switzerlands airline industry.

Later I worked at different organizations of different sizes. From the mega-company with 120’000 employees to 200 employees shop. And on all those jobs I was the Linux and open source 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 with customers mostly in Germany, often in the neighboring countries, sometimes I’m working in abroad countries such as Malaysia, Uganda, UAE, Mozambique, and of course the whole of Europe. It is challenging but makes a lot of fun and I can see a lot of different places on our beautiful planet.

In November 2017 I changed Redhat internally, now working as an IT Infrastructure Architect.


Luc de Louw
Andreasstraße 22
D-10243 Berlin


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My code can be found here: https://github.com/ldelouw.

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All pictures on the header are Copyright © by Luc de Louw. I’ve made them during my countless travel on the whole planet earth.

License: Creative Commons BY-SA