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Overview

Kinvolk is a Berlin-based company working on the technologies at the core of modern Linux systems. We are passionate open source contributors and demonstrate our expertise on the open source projects we work on like systemd, GNOME, Linux, rkt, and many more.

What we work on

Our client work focuses on improving upstream projects that clients depend on and working on client projects that require expert knowledge of the underlying system. Our background working on a wide variety of challenging projects, ensures that Kinvolk’s team has an immediate impact.

How we work

We pride ourselves on working well with client development teams. A typical project sees our team becoming a remote, well-integrated, part of the client’s existing team.

Our open-source contributions are done following best practices and we work closely with the upstream maintainers to our solutions work for our clients and the upstream maintainers.

Community

Kinvolk takes an active role in organizing events for the open source communities it’s involved with. We are a founding organizer of systemd.conf, the systemd community conference that brings over a hundred systemd developers together each year. We also organize a variety of Berlin meetup groups: systemd, CoreOS and open-source.

We believe such events make open source communities stronger and consider it an important part of our company culture.

Our Clients

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The Kinvolk team

Alban Crequy

Alban Crequy

Co-founder, Software Engineer

Hailing from the south of France and brought to Berlin through England, Alban is our technical lead. However, his technical proficiency is only paralleled by his keen awareness of a team’s dynamics and his care for its members. Alban regularly demonstrates his knowledge of Linux, networking, and security in his work on the kernel, D-Bus, and container technologies.

Chris Kühl

Chris Kühl

Co-founder, Managing Director, Software Developer

Chris rounds out Kinvolk’s team with his experience as both a company director and software engineer. His engineering experience is broad: systems, web, Android & application development. He’s passionate about building and working with great engineering teams. He also speaks German, which can be very helpful in a Germany-based company.

Iago López Galeiras

Iago López Galeiras

Co-founder, Software Developer

Iago brought his relaxed Spanish demeanor to Berlin a few years back. Since then, he’s been diving and swimming around the internals of various Linux flavors; Android, embedded and Cloud. Although he once got distracted by functional programming, his daily tasks see him working mainly in Go and C.

Krzesimir Nowak

Krzesimir Nowak

Software developer

He’s the hacker with his head down in code with full concentration. He’s that guy in the team who can always answer your questions about the tools you’ve (sometimes intentionally) forgotten: Perl, Autotools, etc. Krzesimir’s code is correct and his advise precise.