Since 2003 this is my primary area of work.
Unlike most enthusiasts at that time my focus was always on deployment and
operations of IPv6. Of course the scientific and protocol centric aspects were
also interesting me, but really as a means to that end.
With the time for IPv6 deployments running out, and enterprises becoming
increasingly aware of the need to deploy it, I am myself increasingly focusing on
full-time or near full-time involvement in such projects as both long term expert
and technical coordinator between the teams and departments.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
With long time expertise on IPv6 and my interest in microcontrollers combined I
somehow found myself dragged into
the Internet of Things (IoT)
line of work.
Again, my focus is on the network side of the topic, but in this case it is more
about protocol design and standardization issues, especially with regard to the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Other Areas of Expertise
- Networks in general
- (Linux, Solaris, BSD, and others)
- Datacenter Infrastructure
- Backup, monitoring, configuration management, provisioning, orchestration,
remote management and more
- IT Architecture
- Especially large systems and environments
- ...because security starts with a sound architecture
- Change management, coordination between technical expert groups, and more
- IT Project Management
- Wherever technical expertise in the project management is wanted...
- Technical Studies
- 2017-01-25..27, IPv6 on
Linux, Linuxhotel, Essen (German)
This is my longest running IPv6 workshop, with particular emphasis on Linux (and
whatever else the participants care about).
- 2016-12-13..15, IT-Tage
2016, Frankfurt/M (German)
I (once again) present on IPv6, this time from the enterprise and non-network
- BIVBlog #46: Bitwise Operators in C (not only)
for Microcontrollers is now the latest episode in my
tutorial series of my video
- BIVBlog #44: Thoughts on the RIPE-73 Meeting
in Madrid is now online in
my video blog.
My private home
page contains a number of gems from the last 25 or so years.
The BIVBlog (Benedikt's IT Video Blog)
In my video blog (BIVBlog) I show whatever I am currently
work on or am otherwise interested in. Aside from IPv6, which is my bread and
butter business right now, I cover a range of other topics that don't necessary
have anything to do with myself making a living.
Myself, Benedikt Stockebrand
I am Diplom-Informatiker with somewhat unusal areas of expertise. More about that
in my vita.
And just for the fun of it I'm also one of the (co-)chairs of the
RIPE IPv6 Working
Stepladder IT Training+Consulting GmbH is a one man company (roughly the German
equivalent of a Limited) I founded so I could subcontract trustworthy colleages for
larger jobs. Yes, this is a German tax thing.
The idea behind the name is that I eventually consider it my job to help my
customers to reach things they could barely reach without help.