Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and living the open source way. As a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team, he helps with community activities in projects Red Hat is involved in. As a 19 year IT industry veteran, Karsten has worked most sides of common business equations as an IS manager, professional services consultant, technical writer, and developer advocate. As of 2013, Karsten has been working on the CentOS Project as a new Board member, Red Hat liaison on the Board, and engineering team manager. You’ll see him getting involved in infrastructure, documentation, and distro building. He blogs here, microblogs here , and is found on IRC as ‘quaid’.
Karsten lives in his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA with his wife and two daughters on their small urban farm, Fairy-Tale Farm, where they focus on growing their own food and nurturing sustainable community living. Most recently, Karsten has been a partner in a collectively-run business of people-powered transportation, Santa Cruz Pedicab, and some weekends you’ll find him taking tourists and late-nighters around downtown.
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