(My first band! I’m the guy on the left at the front.)
- Born in Germany on Star Wars day in the year the last man landed on the moon
- Loves all kinds of good and bad films and books and games and is a bit of an indoor enthusiast
- Definitely more on the introverted side of the spectrum (but really likes humans as a concept)
- 1970s - 2000: sang, played guitar, keyboards and bass in varying bands and music projects, starting when seven years old in the children’s rock choir Rauch und Feuerschwalben
- Since the mid 1980s: Computering with all kinds of machines starting with a Commodore 64
- 2000 - 2007: machine operator and quality assurance in a semi conductor factory
- Since 2006: Python is a honking great idea — let’s do more of that!
- 2007-2011: although “not good at math” and “already too old” - studied Computer Engineering
- Since 2011: Software Developer at Avira
- Since 2013: occasional public speaker
- 2017 - 2019: occasional open source gardener (maybe I can pick that up again in the future)
- Since 2017: occasional Python coach
There is an interview with me that goes into a bit more detail, if you’re interested.
Get in touch 🔗
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If you want to go old school, send a mail to “http://oliver.bestwalter.de”[7:].replace(‘.’, ‘@’, 1).
If you want to share state secrets with me: here’s my my public gpg key).