My name is Hynek Schlawack, but I usually just go by Hynek. I’m a Pythonista, Gopher, and conference speaker from Berlin/Germany.
Hynek is a Czech name and is pronounced
say does a good job at pronouncing it, so I’ve uploaded an MP3 of it doing so.
My day job is developing software that keeps a hosting provider and domain registrar running – mostly in Python and in Go. If you want to know what’s on my mind, you should follow my tweets and my blog. My most personal post is about the books that changed my life.
If you’d like to be notified whenever I publish new content or significantly update existing one (along with exclusive “director’s commentary” about what I did and why), you should check out my “Hynek Did Something” newsletter. It’s extremely low-volume, your data is safe, and every e-mail comes with a big unsubscribe button. RSS works too, of course.
I have spoken and keynoted at conferences and companies from California to Moscow and Tokyo, 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 love speaking at small conferences but I cannot afford to pay my way there.
I will also speak at your for-profit event if we can agree on a reasonable compensation.
I’ve been involved with open-source software in general and the Python community in particular for a long while and I’m honored to be a fellow of the Python Software Foundation.
All of my writing, mentoring, conference speaking, and open-source work I do for free. In some cases it even costs me money for stickers, travel visas et cetera.
It would mean everything to me if you would consider expressing your gratitude and support me. It’s the best way to help me to get myself motivated to spend my free time on maintaining my projects and creating more free, helpful content.
The best way to get in touch with me is e-mail.
Nobody should use PGP, but if you insist, my key is:
C2A0 4F86 ACE2 8ADC F817 DBB7 AE25 3622 7F69 F181
I do not use Keybase for anything else than key distribution.