Personal information

  • Name: Oliver Falk
  • Residence: Vienna, Austria
  • e-Mail: oliver@linux-kernel.at
  • Date of birth: 17th November 1980
  • Place of birth: Vienna, Austria
  • Nationality: Austria
  • Family status: Married
  • Surname before marriage: Pitzeier
  • Children: Son and daughter (both aged 12)
  • Active service duty: Released
  • Driving license: Class B
  • Mobile phone: +43(664)166 56 45

School

1987 – 1989 Elementary school, Große Sperlgasse, 1020 Vienna, Austria
1989 – 1991 Elementary school, Leopoldsgasse, 1020 Vienna, Austria
1991 – 1995 Grammar school “Bundesrealgymnasium”, Vereinsgasse, 1020 Vienna, Austria
1995 – 1998 High School (“Höhere Technische Lehranstalt”), Donaustadtstraße 45, 1220 Vienna, Austria
1998 – 2000 Whole sale trader – apprentice, ÖAG Aktienbeteiligungs GesmbH, Schemmerlstraße, 1110 Vienna, Austria
2000 – 2001 Whole sale trader – apprentice, uptime Systemlösungen, Khleslplatz 11, 1120 Vienna, Austria


Trainings
1998 Vienna – German – Rethorik I
1999 Vienna – German – Rethorik II
2000 Vienna – German – Rethorik III
Jan. 2003 – 1 week London – English – Autonomy Essentials
Aug. 2014 – 1 week Vienna – English/German – Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) / Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


Jobs

Current
since Sep 2018 – Senior Technical Account Manager (TAM) – Red Hat Austria GmbH

Previous

2015 – 2019 – CTO at EOF Media Consult
2011 – 2018 – Senior Linux Systems Engineer OMV AG
2011              – Chief Systems Engineer Pool4Tool AG / Selected Services GmbH
2010 – 2011 – CTO – Semantic Supercomputing Betriebs- und Projekt GmbH
2008 – 2010 – Head of systems engineering / Chief systems engineer – Information Retrieval Facility / Matrixware
2007 – 2008 – CEO at FalkMedia
2005 – 2007 – UNIX/Linux systems administrator ecetra Internet Services AG
2000 – 2005 – UNIX/Linux systems administrator & Autonomy – Information Engineer uptime Systemlösungen
Network administrator
1994 – 1998 – Linux system adminstrator / Macromedia Director / HTML developer TwizzarT


Other interessts/activities

Current/ongoing projects
since 2018 – libravatar.org – free and libre avatar service
since 2002 – Administration of my own system for development: linux-kernel.at
since 2005 – T0 – Public Netbase t0.or.at / wahlkabine.at / world-information.org

Previous projects
2002 – 2006 – Technical assistance, service and support for EM-MED emmed.at

Other
Long time, nowadays a bit silent: kernel.org
Website development (private use)


Certifications / Trainings
Some of my certificates, my indenture and the written character:
(Most descriptions are in German.)

1998 – Gesprächsgestaltung Modul I
1999 – Lehrlingsseminar Modul II
2000 – Gesprächsgestaltung Modul II
2000 – Dienstzeugnis ÖAG
2001 – Lehrbrief Großhandelskaufmann
2001 – Prüfungszeugnis – Lehrabschluß – Großhandelskaufmann
2002 – Urkunde Lehrabschluß mit Auszeichnung
2008 – Coaching Einzelseminar 2
2008 – ITIL Foundation Certificate
2008 – ScrumMaster Certificate
2013 – Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) Verify certification status online
2013 – Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)Verify certification status online
2019 – Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible AutomationVerify certification status online

Scouts
2010 – Pfadfinder Einstiegsseminar
2011 – Pfadfinder Grundlagenseminar – GuSp