Karl Fischer


Job Title: Chief Technology Officer

Company: Obsidian Systems


Karl Fischer is enthusiastic about working with communities and enjoys networking, making new friends, and making connections. He believes that when communities work together, extraordinary things can happen. Karl is well-versed in Open Source and Free Software, as well as how these communities work and function. He believes that managing remote teams can be difficult, but with the right interpersonal and communication skills, you can harness the power of the community to meet goals and project deadlines.

2021 - Present Chief  Technology Officer, Obsidian Systems
2020 - 2021 Automation Lead, Obsidian Systems
2018 - 2021 DevOps Practice Lead, Obsidian Systems
2021 - 2018 Technical Consultant, Obsidian Systems
2006 - 2012 Assistant Director: Open Source Project Manager, Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa
2005 - 2006 Systems Integrator, AgileWorks Information Systems
2005 - 2005 Mindset Network
2003 - 2005 System Administrator and Developer, OpenLab International
2001 - 2003 Junior Linux Administrator, Netgroup Solutions

About Obsidian Systems: Obsidian Systems is an established supplier of Open Source software solutions. The company was started in 1995 as a modest services provider targeting businesses and organisations looking to integrate and leverage off Linux infrastructure.

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