Stefan Edlich holds two diplomas (Computer Science and Economics) and is Prof. Dr. / Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. He is the author of 12 books including the worlds first NoSQL books. Stefan was a frequent speaker at various IT conferences (JAX, OOP, Frankfurter Datenbanktage (Keynote), NoSQL Roadshow, CRAFT, GOTO, etc.) and helps to organise many conferences mostly around databases, big data and the Clojure language (ICOODB, Distributed-Matters / NoSQL-Matters, GOTO, Euroclojure:clojureD etc.). Furthermore, he runs the #1 NoSQL Archive and the huge Big Data Group in Berlin. Since 2014 he is a member of BBDC, the national competence centre for Big Data and a founding member of the Data Science Lab at Beuth HS. In 2017 he become head of Data Science Master at Beuth University (

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Private Interests:

► Kitesurfing


  • Best Olympic Distance 2:16:46, Place 10, Neuruppin 17.7.2000 link
  • Ironman Kulmbach 1999
  • Ironman Roth 2000
  • > 32 Olympic Distances
  • 15 Marathons


  • Lichess ratings link
  • 1984-1994 Member of Schach Club Zehlendorf
  • Member of Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft link
  • Member of Königsjäger link
  • Some of my Games link (against GM Muse, GM Davies, GM Adorjan, GM Hübner, GM Richter, GM Svane, GM Braun, GM Donchenko, FIM Heinemann)