Open Mic Spotlight: Sascha Peilicke

Sascha PeilickeThis post is part of the OpenStack Open Mic series to spotlight the people who have helped make OpenStack successful. Each week, a new contributor will step up to the mic and answer five questions about OpenStack, cloud, careers and what they do for fun. If you’re interested in being featured, please choose five questions from this form and submit!

Sascha Peilicke is a cloud software engineer for SUSE, where he works on the company’s OpenStack, Crowbar and SUSE Cloud business areas. He is also an open SUSE community member, core contributor and package/maintenance update reviewer. He resides in Nuremberg Germany. Follow him on Twitter @saschpe

1. What random or unique items are in your bag or backpack right now?

Headphones, an umbrella and an air pump. Nothing can go wrong with these.

2. Where is your happy place? Favorite place to visit, vacation, decompress?

The hammock on my balcony – I just installed it yesterday again after temperatures in Germany surpassed 19 degrees Celsius.

3. What publications, blogs, mailing lists, etc do you read every day?

A whole lot, I’d say. I am following a range of mailing lists covering OpenStack (of course), openSUSE, Go, Python, Django, and general Linux. On the other hand, I’m a heavy (Tiny Tiny) RSS user and read a long list of IT industry and developer blogs.

4. What do you think OpenStack will be used for in 20 years, 50 years!?

It will provide just about everything as a service by then. It will be feature-complete with VIMaaS (VIM as a Service) and end the long-raging editor wars.

5. If you couldn’t be a developer, what would your dream job be?

Bar owner next to the Mediterranean Sea. Ideally at the Côte d’Azur or Liguria (Italy).


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