WG Chair Biographies

Open Source WG Chair Biographies

Ondřej Filip

Ondřej has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and the Internet. He studied Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University and Executive MBA at University of Pittsburgh - Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. During his studies at Charles University he founded an important open source project – routing daemon BIRD - and started working for the company IPEX, a nation-wide ISP in the Czech Republic. He later became Technical director and a member of the board at IPEX.

Since December 2004, Ondřej has been CEO of the CZ.NIC association. CZ.NIC currently covers many activities for the local and global community, e.g. developing open source software and hardware like BIRD, Knot DNS and Turris. It runs the national cyber security team of the Czech Republic (CSIRT.CZ). Over the course of Ondřej’s career, he has served on the boards of many Internet related bodies and additionally supported many activities. He is the Chair of the board of NIX.CZ, and a member of the boards of Euro-IX and IX-F. He is also a committee member of SSAC and on the programme committee for CSNOG. He has regularly attended RIPE meetings since 2003.

Ondřej's hobbies include basketball, travelling and programming open source software. He speaks Czech and Slovak, is fluent in English and partly understands German and Russian.

Ondřej is also a RIPE NCC Executive Board member.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ondrejfilip/

Martin Winter

Martin Winter has a Bachelor in Computer Science and started with his first Internet connection in 1991. After working for a few years in Switzerland, he moved to the United States in 1998 where he worked for some time as a Backbone Network Architect at Exodus Communications (a large Colo provider) before spending (too) many years at Cisco. Since late 2011, he has been dedicated to Open Source. 

Initially working on Quagga for ISC, he later co-founded the non-profit Network Device Education Foundation (NetDEF) and helped start the FRRouting project. At NetDEF, Martin is the main person testing infrastructure for the FRRouting community. Martin enjoys travelling and Open Source Software and has a hard time understanding why people are still using closed/proprietary software. He is fluent in Swiss German, German, and English but failed in French.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-winter-netdef/

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