der.hans is the founder of ABLEconf (Arizona Business Liberty Experience conference), Free Software for Free Enterprise. He's also chairman of the Phoenix Linux Users Group, founder of the Free Software Stammtisch and strategic advisor to TEDxPhoenix.
His strong belief in community and education drives his work as an adjunct instructor at Mesa Community College and his efforts with professional and community groups such as the Phoenix Linux Users Group, the League of Professional System Administrators and the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures.
In his free time he likes to go camping, annually not set himself on fire and learn about sustainable culture. He is slowly learning gardening and loves to brag about his grandma's cheesecakes and Spätzle.