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Speaker: Maximilian Wilhelm

Maximilian (Max) Wilhelm is a Holistic (Network) Automation Evangelist, trying to bring software engineering methods to network automation, and helping to overcome the vendor lock-in.

Starting off with Linux and Open Source in the early 2000s, he developed a weakness for networking, IPv6 and routing which lead to him being an avid Open Source enthusiast ever since. As a result he is a co-founder, maintainer, and contributor of Bio-Routing and ifupdown-ng, and a regular speaker at Open Source and networking conferences. Max also takes part in the organization of the Free and Open Source Software Conference (FrOSCon) and founded the FrOSCon Network Track ( Furthermore he’s a Co-Host of the meetings (and would love to hear your ideas for further topics 😊).

He's currently working as a Network Automation Engineer at Cloudflare and does a little moonlighting as Senior Infrastructure Consultant. His second calling is acting as the lead architect behind the widely automated Freifunk Hochstift community network where he got his hands dirty with ifupdown2 as well as ifupdown-ng, VXLAN, Linux VRFs, BGP and OSPF, infrastructure automation with Salt Stack and is afraid of SDNs ever since.

In the residual spare time he likes playing piano and the organ and doing wood work to get away from IT.