1970-1975 My first tuition was taken care of by my mother, because we lived on a boat and I rarely saw schools.
1975-1980 Primary school in Urschendorf, Austria Gymnasium: Theresianum, Vienna
1981-1986 Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch, South Africa Matric 1986
1987 Too young to go to university, I travelled through Europe, North America and Morocco
1988-1990 Studies of applied physics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa B. Sc. on 7. Dec. 1990
1991-1995 Further studies at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany Diplom (like a Master's) on 18. April 1995. Grade: A
1996 - 2005
I worked as an independent software developer, specializing in turnkey solutions for small businesses: Analysis of their needs, design and coding of all proprietary software, training the employees and servicing the installations.
Please click here to see the list of projects I worked on during this time.
2000 - 2004
saw me as a part-time project lead for MIXX Chipkarten Systeme GmbH.
Most of my projects there consisted of smartcard-based loyalty and payment systems. I was responsible for the overall system design and programmed the POS terminals. My biggest project was the software design of a new web-based management system for the German Gymnastics League with its more than 4 million members.
2004 - today
Currently I am employed as a technical lead for Siemens Healthcare, Oncology Care Systems. My job is to analyse algorithms for radiation therapy, write system specifications and supervise a small team of programmers which implement these algorithms and integrate them into a therapy planning system for particles.
MS Windows (all versions), MS DOS, some UNIX
Borland CalibreRM, Rational Rose, Rational ClearCase, MS Office