Husband, father, geek, aikidoka

Nicholas Dille discovered his passion for it at the age of eight when his parents bought the first computer initially intended for his dad. After enduring DOS and GEM for some time, he developed an ever growing interest in the internals and the inner workings of computers and servers. All of this made him realize that the studies of Computer Science at the University of Bonn focusing on computer networks would be the next logical step.

For nearly 20 years, Nicholas is concerned with automation as well as virtualization on all layers and is very passionate about containerization. Currently, he is a DevOps Engineer at Haufe Group, a digital media group based in Freiburg, Germany. In this role he maintains services for development teams covering all steps in the DevOps process. Before that, he has been working as an IT architect for end-user computing and infrastructure services - for Makro Factory and sepago. Nicholas has excelled in many large enterprise projects by providing strategic market insights as well as by designing and implementing large scale environments.

In his community blog, Nicholas writes articles about topics from his expertise since 2007. He speaks regularly at community events and he has co-authored three books about Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, in Windows Server 2012 R2 and in Windows Server 2016 in German. Recently he has published a German video course teaching Kubernetes to beginners together with heise Academy.

His passion for technology and his community activity has been recognized by Microsoft since 2010 when he was first awarded MVP for Remote Desktop Services / Enterprise Mobility. For several year, he is awarded MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management. Since March 2017, Docker recognized his community contributions and included him in the Docker Captains Program.

Nicholas was a founder and a member of the organizing team for x-celerate - a developer conference taking place in Freiburg, Germany from 2017 to 2019. The events focused on Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as code.

Haufe Group is a digital media group based in Freiburg, Germany - one of Germany’s leading providers for digital workplace solutions and services.

Makro Factory is a consultancy for end-user conputing (EUC) based in Karlsruhe, Germany. In addition to being a Citrix Platinum partner they possess several Microsoft Gold competencies.

sepago is a consultancy for end-user conputing (EUC) based in Cologne, Germany with a Citrix Gold partnership and several Microsoft Gold competencies.