About Me

I’m a senior software engineer, an experienced Pythonista, and a prolific speaker from Berlin/Germany.

Hynek Schlawack

I have the German equivalent of a master’s degree in computer sciences from the University of Potsdam and my day job is writing software that keeps a hosting provider and domain registrar running. If you want to know what’s on my mind, you should follow my tweets and my blog.

In case you wonder how to pronounce my Czech name, macOS’s say does a pretty good job at pronouncing it, so I’ve uploaded an MP3 of it.


Hynek Schlawack Speaking

I have spoken and keynoted at conferences from the U.S.A. to Russia and Japan and my talks have been consistently very well received. If you would like me to speak at your event, please contact me to discuss details.

Generally I’m happy to speak for free at community-organized non-profit conferences that have adopted a Code of Conduct, don’t sport a 100% male speaker lineup, and will pay for my travels (flights, conference tickets, and hotel).

I will also speak at your for-profit event if we can agree on a reasonable compensation.

Open Source

I have started the attrs project.

I’ve been involved with open source software in general and the Python community in particular for a while now and I’m a proud fellow of the Python Software Foundation.

I’m the author of several projects and a committer on many more – including Twisted and CPython. I also collect useful information on my blog.


The best way to get in touch with me is e-mail.

My PGP key is 0xAE2536227F69F181 and available at keybase.io or any other key server of your choice. The fingerprint is C2A0 4F86 ACE2 8ADC F817 DBB7 AE25 3622 7F69 F181.