Hey, you! Welcome on the website of Maikel van Leeuwen
You’re always welcome to drop me a message, although I would highly appreciate it that you’ll do this GPG/PGP encrypted. I’m currently reading my e-mails also on my smart phone and tablet and consider the security broken.
I have been working as a nurse for about twelve years. I worked on daily basis with people that suffered from dementia, schizophrenia, different kind of addictions and much more. On a voluntary base I have been a first aid medic (a.k.a. street medics) during international organized demonstrations, like many G8/Euro Summits.
In 2014 I made a bold career move and started working as an IT engineer, although from the age of 15 I had a obsession with open source software. My first Linux box was an i386 and happily running Slackware (if I did not screw it up to badly 😉 ). From that age I also became political active. Soon I learned that I had a hunger to talk about the ethical implications of technology. Fast forward this 12 years later and I’m helping in my free time grassroots activists, NGO’s and sometimes journalists about proper opsec, deploy their digital infrastructure or give away free consults. We created a foundation for this called The Contrast Network.
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I like to do endurance sports and alpine climbing. Currently I’m practising:
The last one is where my heart lies. If your up for adventure in any of these sports, feel free to drop a line.