About me (partly inside out)

This is an MR image of my head, taken around 1992 when I volunteered as a guinea-pig for a project that had to do with understanding one's Circle of Willis. To make sure you get it right: my nose is on the left. At least the picture proves there's something in my head... :-)

I was born in Rotterdam, in 1966 - you do the math. At the age of 18, I went to the "Hogeschool Enschede" to study Computer Science. This is where I fell in love with UNIX which -at that time- was DEC ULTRIX on a VAX.
Throughout the years I've always been a "hands-on" person. Both in my professional and private life I like to actually use and break things to find out how they work and how to operate them. I'm the type of guy that actually reads the manuals that come with equipment...
This way I have built and maintained my knowledge on UNIX. The first 8 years when working at the Image Sciences Institute (part of Utrecht University) I used HP-UX. Then, when I moved to Sun Microsystems in 1999, it became Solaris. And it was Solaris until 2013. I've used Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, SolarisExpress and OpenSolaris.
In 2013 I moved to Snow BV, now called Sue B.V.. Sue is a consultancy company, originally in the area of UNIX/Linux, but it moved to "Experts in Cloud Native". We design, build, support, manage, improve and innovate new environments, and help customers move their assets into the cloud. And I have moved to Linux, mainly Red Hat.

I married my wife Bernadette (<bernie@muijzer.com>) in August 1998 and we got a son (Lennart, April 1999, <lennart@muijzer.com>), a daughter (Brechtje, January 2001, <brechtje@muijzer.com>) and another son (Tije, May 2004, <tije@muijzer.com>).

My nickname was given to me the first day I started working at Utrecht University. It is "bartm", pronounced as "bartem", and it was given to me to eliminate all mixing up with a collegue who's also called "Bart". When I moved to the University Hospital and subsequently to Sun/Oracle and later Sue, I took my nickname with me. There's currently no real need to use it, but I'll listen to it anyways :-)

To get to know me bit better, here's in short what I've done so far.

Current Professional Interests

In the past, I've been involved with:

User Groups - When in doubt, Share!

User groups have always had a special place in my heart. I think it's not only fun to meet other people from your own area of interest, but it's also important because of the "extra value" a user group can deliver.

I have been involved with Interex-NL, the Dutch Technical Users Group for HP machines. In those days it was called "HP DutchWorks". I was a board member during 1997 and 1998 and together with Jaap Kooman and Erik Platzbecker from TU Delft I maintained the Interex web server. Needless to say, my involvement with this group stopped since I joined Sun Microsystems ;-).

Between July 1 1999 and about halfway 2003, I was a board member of the NLUUG, the UNIX Users Group - The Netherlands. During this period I served as chairman of the program committee responsible for organizing the NLUUG spring and autumn conferences.

In October 2006 I started the Netherlands OpenSolaris User Group (NLOSUG) and became the host for it. NLOSUG was part of the OpenSolaris project initiated by Sun to build a developer and user community around Solaris and aimed to bring Solaris users together to share experiences, thereby increasing the Solaris acceptance in Holland.
When Oracle aquired Sun Microsystems in 2010 and subsequently stopped the OpenSolaris project, NLOSUG was converted to the "Netherlands Open Solaris Interest Group" (NOSIG - which by no coincidence means "No Significant Change" in the field of Meteorology & Aviation ;-) ). I've been leading NOSIG since its establishment in November 2010.
Sometime around 2010-2011, NOSIG became part of the NLUUG as a Technical Community. Due to declining interest and Oracle's continuing de-focus on Solaris, NOSIG was dissolved in 2015.

Personal Interests

Last updated: Jan 12, 2023 by Bart Muijzer (bartm@muijzer.com)