Stefan Reinauer Biography

Stefan started his vintage computer life in 1985 on an ITT 3030 and was lucky to upgrade to an Amiga 500 in ’87. When moving to the United States in 2010, he gave all his vintage computer gear (Amiga, Alpha, SUN, DECstation, PowerPC,…) away to live a beach life as a firmware engineer working on coreboot. But during the pandemic, that silicon valley garage of his was begging for an Amiga, and then a soldering iron, and hot air, and … so it began. Two years later, that same garage looks like a small factory line with PCBs and components stuffed everywhere (come visit!). Stefan is a strong believer in Open Source and standing on the shoulders of giants!