I'm currently working as a software engineer for Zühlke. I consider myself lucky to get paid well for work that I actually enjoy. The most interesting parts are:
- The struggle against human, especially your own fallibility - every bug has a creator
- The systems can be understood completely - if you have enough stamina and skill, any problem can be solved
- Communication is important but not an end unto itself
- The work can never become truly monotonous, because you can automate anything repetitive
My strengths lie mainly in these fields
- software development in Java
- development processes, especially the Rational Unified Process
- code quality assurance
- performance engineering
- automated testing
- (If desired, imagine a long list of the usually buzzword acronyms here)
I am a native speaker of German and know these foreign languages:
- English - fluent in speaking and writing
- Japanese - well enough to deal with everyday situations
- IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering
- Sun Certified Enterprise Architect
- iSAQB Certified Professional for Software Architecture
- OMG Certified UML Professional (Fundamental)
- Rational Certified Consultant - Rational Unified Process
- Rational Certified Consultant - Object Oriented Analysis and Design
- Sun Certified Web Component Developer
- Sun Certified Java Programmer
- Back to consulting at Zühlke Engineering
- Something different: games developer at Ravensburger Digital
- Graduation (Diplom in computer science) at the Technical University of Munich and beginning of emplyoment at Object Vision Software
- 2000 / 2001
- Writing of my Diplom thesis as an exchange student at the Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Graduation (Abitur) at the Willi-Graf-Gymnasium high school in Munich and beginning of a 6 year part-time duty at the Technisches Hilfswerkin lieu of military or civil service
My Diplom thesis, written in 2001 during my time as an exchange student in Japan. It describes the design and implementation of a method that allows high performance storing and retrieval of large data streams in a cluster of "intelligent" harddisks.
Additional publications in German can be found on the German version of this page.
So, I came across your very thoughtful and considered approach to Jiji in the film - I was wondering ever so much why he didn't talk anymore at the end of the film. It made me very sad. I did enjoy the artwork though - which I would know, as I am an artist. An international award-winning artist at that. Which means I've won awards ALL OVER THE WORLD.
I was really very concerned about Jiji, as I once rescued a cat from a tree. I feel very close to cats, as I once rescued one from a tree with a broom (I won an award for this too). I called this cat Gareth, because that is my real name but I don't like to admit it. I HATE it when post comes through the door addressed to 'Gareth'.
Whatever. Anyway, I'm digressing. I have a client who recently became ill, and am contacting you as their next of kin. He has a black cat called Gareth (I renamed him) who desperately needs a home. I hope you can accept and, if so, please forward me your address within the next 48 hours. I think the cat would really like Munich, even if it is a little expensive. But you'd be buying the milk! HO HO HO.
Many thanks for your time. I hope to come across such a wonderful website again in the very near future.
International Award-Winning Artist.
Occasional Fire Fighter.