Björn Schießle


Angestellt, Team Lead PreSales / Co-Founder, Nextcloud GmbH

Stuttgart, Germany


ability to work in a distributed team and in virtual environments
ability to communicate
incentive for new challenges
web development
Distributed Systems
Free Software
Open Standards
Open Source
Free Software licenses
Cloud Computing
Community Building
ability to think strategically


Professional experience for Björn Schießle

  • Current 1 year and 10 months, since Oct 2020

    Team Lead PreSales / Co-Founder

    Nextcloud GmbH
  • Current 5 years, since Aug 2017

    Coordinator Germany

    Free Software Foundation Europe

  • Current 14 years and 7 months, since 2008

    European Core Team Member

    Free Software Foundation Europe

  • Current 16 years and 7 months, since 2006

    Member of the German Country Team

    Free Software Foundation Europe

    Educate people about the political, social and economical implications of Free Software (Open Source) and Open Standards. I give talks at various trade shows and other events about Free Software and related topics. Occasionally I talk to political parties, their youth organizations and companies to advise them about Free Software and licensing.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Feb 2019 - Sep 2020

    Sales Engineer

    Nextcloud GmbH
  • 2 years and 8 months, Jun 2016 - Jan 2019

    Senior Software Engineer

    Nextcloud GmbH

    Engaging with a globally distributed community is a vital part of my daily work in a company build around a Open Source project. I'm working on the server component of Nextcloud using object oriented PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. My responsibilities include moving the concept of Cloud Federation to the next level, a technology which enables a complete new way to collaborate without losing control over sensitive data. Beside that I serve as a Free Software and licensing expert at Nextcloud.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Sep 2015 - Jul 2017

    Deputy Coordinator German Team

    Free Software Foundation Europe

    Coordinate the activities of the German country team at FSFE to promote Free Software in order to enable people to control the technology they use.

  • 4 years, Jun 2012 - May 2016

    Software Engineer

    ownCloud Inc.

  • 2 years and 5 months, 2010 - May 2012


    University of Stuttgart

Educational background for Björn Schießle

  • 7 years and 1 month, 2003 - Jan 2010

    Computer Science

    University of Stuttgart

    robotics, distributed artificial intelligence and image understanding, compilers and programming languages. Subsidiary subject: electrical engineering


  • English


  • German

    First language


Software Engingeering
Programming & Software-Design
Software Architectures
Distributed Systems
Free Software
Open Standards

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