Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Marc Balmer

The speaker description is potentially outdated as it is from a previous FOSDEM edition.

Marc Balmer is a long-time BSD developer and contributor; his code can be found in all of the BSDs. He is the founder and owner of micro systems, a company that provides custom programming and IT outsourcing services mostly in the Unix environment, with a strong focus on BSD Unix and PostgreSQL.

After working for Atari Corp. in Switzerland where he was responsible for Unix and Transputer systems, Marc Balmer founded his company micro systems in 1990 which first specialised in real-time operating systems and later Unix. During his studies at the University of Basel, he worked as a part time Unix system administrator. He led the IT-research department of a large Swiss insurance company and he was a lecturor and member of the board of Hyperwerk, an Institute of the Basel University of Applied Sciences.


Title Day Room Track Start End
The Lua Scripting Language in the NetBSD Kernel Sunday K.4.201 BSD 13:00 13:45
Practical Tips for Better PostgreSQL Applications Sunday AW1.121 PostgreSQL 16:00 16:50
Declarative style GUI programming Saturday K.3.401 X.Org 16:30 17:00