Marco van Wieringen

Marco van Wieringen studied datacommunications at the Haagse Hogeschool in the Netherlands. As part of his study he wrote the Linux diskquota subsytem and some other Linux code. After graduating in 1995 he worked for a year at a Dutch consultancy firm before founding with some friends ELM Consultancy B.V. in 1997. As consultant he worked for the big companies in the Netherland (ING, SHELL, Rabobank, HP Enterprise Services, SUN professional services) as consultant for large computer systems (UNIX) and Networks (LAN, WAN, Internet) and Engineer/Architect for UNIX, storage and network projects. In these 15 years he mostly worked on the Solaris operating systems with also some migration to Linux systems the last years. In 2008 he started working as opensource developer on the Bacula backup software.

Philipp Storz

Philipp Storz holds a masters degree in technical computer sciences from the University of Applied Science of Cologne. His diploma thesis deals with power measurement and net monitoring at industrial a.c. systems with digital signal processors. After his studies he worked as an development engineer for hard- and software for a provider of data acquisition systems. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a consultant at Suse Linux AG in St. Augustin. He was co-founder of the open source services company dass IT in 2004, today he is one of Bareos' managing directors. Apart from that, he has written the first book about Bacula, published by Open Source Press.

Stephan Dühr

Stephan Dühr completed an apprenticeship as a mathematical technician at the Distance Learning University Hagen. After that he worked as an organization programmer for ferrocontrol GmbH and as a Linux support technician at ID-PRO. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a system consultant for Suse Linux AG. During this time he was significantly involved in implementing the SmartClient Framework for the Debeka Insurance and the Stuttgarter Insurance. He was co-founder of the open source services company dass IT in 2004, today he is one of Bareos' managing directors.

Maik Außendorf

Maik Außendorf is a graduated mathematician and studied mathematics and informatics at the University of Münster. In his diploma thesis he focused on the implementation of an artificial neural network in C+ under Solaris and Linux. After his studies he worked as a SAP Consultant at Siemens AG in Colombia. Between 1999 and 2003 he was Linux System Consultant and branch manager at Suse Linux AG in St. Augustin. During this period he carried out Linux- based customer projects, starting from conception and implementation to project management. In addition, he is co-author of the Susepress Linux Manager Guide. He was co-founder of the open source services company dass IT in 2004, today he is one of Bareos' managing directors.

Jörg Steffens

Jörg Steffens studied informatics and and economics and holds a master in informatics from the University of Bonn. His master thesis, that was written in cooperation with the GMD - Research Center for Information Technology, focuses on artificial intelligence and robotics. After that he worked as a project manager and developer for Mountside Software Engineering in the Netherlands. Between 2000 and 2003 he was Linux a system consultant at Suse Linux AG. During his time Jörg Steffens created the architecture for the SmartClient System and was as technical project manager responsible for the realization at the Debeka and the Stuttgarter Versicherung. He was co-founder of the open source services company dass IT in 2004, today he is one of Bareos' managing directors.