Mircea Ulinic is a network engineer for DigitalOcean, spending most of his time writing code for network automation. He often talks and presents at industry events about the tools he’s working on and how automation really helps to maintain reliable, stable, and self-resilient networks. Mircea’s also a major contributor to the NAPALM and Salt projects, being awarded the SaltStack contributor of the year in 2017. Prior to DigitalOcean, he lead the network systems team at Cloudflare, after he’s been involved in research and later worked for EPFL in Switzerland and a European service provider based in France. In addition to networking, he has a strong passion for radio communications (especially mobile networks), mathematics, and physics.