Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Achim Friedland

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Achim, a computer science alumnus of the Technical University of Ilmenau, significantly contributed to the pioneering development of the on-campus student computer network (FeM e.V.), demonstrating a keen interest in community-driven tech initiatives. His journey in the tech industry includes leading roles in start-ups focused on graph databases and renewable energy technologies. Notably, Achim co-founded the FOSDEM Graph Devroom, underscoring his commitment to fostering Open Source communities. He later ventured into entrepreneurship, founding a software company that operates on the principle of integrating services across diverse API endpoints, a testament to his belief in the synergy of technology and commerce.

Achim's passion lies in navigating the complexities of regulated technology sectors like energy systems and e-health. He advocates for collaborative and transparent approaches, firmly believing in the power of Open Source solutions to ensure safety, security, and reliability in environments where diverse entities must coexist and operate efficiently. This philosophy aligns with the core values of the FOSS community, emphasizing the importance of openness and shared innovation in technology.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Enhancing OCPP with E2E-Security and Binary Data Streams for a more Secure Energy Ecosystem
Saturday H.2214 Energy: Reimagining this Ecosystem through Open Source devroom 11:40 11:55