Welcome Costin

20. Jan 2021

Hello, my name is Costin and I like Linux!

In the last 10 years or so I’ve been in various Linux engineering roles, from sysadmining to SREing and a couple in between, but the big reveal is they all require roughly the same set of skills. Since 2015 I was more involved in academia, first while working for CERN and then for EPFL.

Recently I joined VSHN as I find it to be a new breed of IT company, very modern and focused. It managed to shed old adages of the trade while still remaining competitive and performant. For me personally it’s also a window into best „container“ practices, making it a huge learning resource. My role here is that of System Engineer. There is a complicated definition for it for sure, but I find it’s best to explain in simple terms: when a computer is broken, I try to fix it. Most of the times I end up turning it off and on again.

Besides all things Linux, I also enjoy playing video games and reading comic books. When I’m not hunched in front of a computer I go out for bike rides and hikes. In terms of actual projects, I’m always working on various bits and pieces based on spur-of-the-moment inspiration, so it’s close to impossible to predict such things.

Looking forward to working and knowing you all,

Markus Speth

Markus is VSHN's Co-CEO and a member of the management.

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