about kai 'oswald' seidler

»kai is an it graduate, a james hetfield look-alike, dresses in black and uses the vi editor like a swiss army knife.«
ed tanguay, webdeveloper's journal, 2000

»german programmer lives in berlin and works with linux.«
excite review, 1996

short bio

kai graduated from berlin institute of technology with a diplom informatiker degree (german equivalent to a master in computer science). in the 90's he created and managed germany's biggest ircnet server irc.fu-berlin.de, and co-managed one of the world's largest ftp server ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de. he professionally set up his first public webserver in 1993. from 1993 until 1998 he was member of projektgruppe kulturraum internet, a research project on net culture and network organization.

2002, he co-founded apache friends and created the multi-platform apache web server bundle xampp. around 2005 xampp became the most popular apache stack worldwide. from 2009 to 2011 he worked as technology evangelist for sun microsystems.