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 I work as a senior Unix systems administrator for the second biggest bank in Switzerland.  I work as a Senior System Enigneer Linux for T-Systems in Switzerland.
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Currently serving the German Ubuntu Community as the president of the German Ubuntu association and as contact for the German LoCo team. Beforehand I was in project lead of ubuntuusers.de and server administrator of ubuntu-eu.org. Now I am looking forward to support German and Swiss Ubuntu LoCo-teams on a "per-event-basis" und give support to people looking for help. Worked in different roles in the German Ubuntu Community, currently being passive.

About me

Deutsch/German description

My person in short, born 1968, married, two dogs.

Current location:








<dirk.deimeke AT ubuntu DOT com>




_Lux and ddeimeke at freenode.net



Blog (German content)


Podcast (German content)








Contributions to Ubuntu

Short summary

Worked in different roles in the German Ubuntu Community, currently being passive.


  • Server administrator and deputy team lead of ubuntu-eu.org (hosting France, Iran, Russia, Norway, Portugal, Germany official Ubuntu communities), October 2006 to March 2008


  • Member of Ubuntu Deutschland e. V. (association, which supports German Ubuntu activities), December 2005 to December 2011

  • Member of German LoCo-team, December 2005 to October 2011

  • Initiator of Regional Contact List, August 2006

  • Author of often copied Brief an einen Windowsnutzer (German) "Letter to a Windows User", August 2006

  • Member Ikhaya-team of ubuntuusers.de (official German community), June 2006 to March 2007

  • Project leader of ubuntuusers.de, March 2007 to December 2007

  • Participation at ubucon (German speaking Ubuntu conference) and hosting Swiss guest, October 2007

  • Member Moderators-team of ubuntuusers.de, October 2008 to June 2009

  • Member Supporter-team of ubuntuusers.de, from October 2008 to November 2009

  • Workshop "Shell programming for beginners" at ubucon 2 (October 2008)

  • Organisation team for ubucon 3 (January 2009 to October 2009)

  • Built up and maintaining "The Portal" http://www.ubuntu-de.org/ (One portal for all activities in Germany and German speaking Ubuntu universe)

  • Lecture / discussion "Practical administration" at ubucon 3 (October 2009)
  • Workshop "Advanced shell programming" at ubucon 3 (October 2009)
  • Discussion "Question time: Server" at ubucon 3 (October 2009)
  • Lecture "Podcasting with and about Linux" at ubucon 3 (October 2009)
  • President of ubuntu Deutschland e. V. (association, which supports German Ubuntu activities), October 2009 to October 2011

  • Organisation team for ubucon 4 (January 2010 to October 2010)

  • Contact for German LoCo Team (April 2010 to October 2011)

  • Lecture "Installation, configuration and operation of wikis" at ubucon 4 (October 2010)
  • Lecture "Bare Metal Restore" at ubucon 4 (October 2010)
  • Discussion "Question time: Server" at ubucon 4 (October 2010)
  • Lecture / discussion "Practical administration" at ubucon 4 (October 2010)
  • Workshop "Taskwarrior - task management on the commandline" at ubucon 5 (October 2011)
  • Supporting a handful of people with their Ubuntu problems



I am using Linux for quite a while now. Ubuntu came to my attention primary because of the slogan "linux for human beings" and the philosophy behind.

In my opinion every human being should have free access to knowledge. Ubuntu is on the path to accomplish this and I want to play a little role in this venture.

Maybe, if we all do a little for this world we can change it.

Plans for my future contributions to Ubuntu:

  • Support of German LoCo-Team

  • User-Support, real-life and via e-mail

DirkDeimeke (last edited 2016-05-03 12:33:43 by dirk.deimeke)