BSDCan2013 - Final

BSDCan 2013
The Technical BSD Conference

Paul Schenkeveld

Paul Schenkeveld is an independent BSD and UNIX consultant.

Paul started programming computers while at high school when very few students had ever seen a computer. After finishing high school he decided to find a job as few people knew computers and demand was high. He first met UNIX in 1983 and immediately knew this was the OS to work with. After five jobs programming and supporting computers he became an independent consultant for UNIX, IP networking and security.

Having worked with many commercial UNIX versions during ten years, he found FreeBSD which he first installed when version 1.0 came out to be much more fun to play with. Today, he spends most of his time on projects involving (Free)BSD and, networking and security.

In the last three decades Paul has installed thousands of computers ranging from very small embedded systems to laptops, desktops and small and big servers. He knows like no other about the importance of choosing the right storage layout before starting the installation of a system.

Paul likes travelling, is active in Scouting and loves the food his Thai wife cookes for him and their son.