I was born in Eisenstadt a small town in the very east of Austria. And I still stick to my hometown, even if I am living in Vienna during the week because of work.
After primary school and finally technical school (called HTL in Austria), I started working as a police officer. This was a great experience for a young man, like I was at that time. And I never want to miss that time.
After few years as a regular police officer, I decided to work on a technical field for the police department (IT training and organization for end users - so to say for police officers). And after that I started working as a software developer for the government, for the ministery for internal affairs (Bundesministerium für Inneres).
But working for government in that area, was dissapointing ... but I will not start to talk about details (if you are interessted, you can contact me personally). So I decided to start working for commercial companies. For
Techtalk (www.techtalk.at) - great company to get a lot of experience for a developer
Metadata (www.metadata-it.at) - give me a great chance to improve myself - personally
bwin (www.bwin.com) - definitely one of my best decisions (and I am not forced to say so *g*)
Funstage (www.funstage.com) - a great opportunity to learn a lot about many different areas (UX, process definition, tool evaluation and integration, contract negotations, etc...)
Admiral Sportwetten (www.admiral.at) - my current employer and the possibility to put in those many years of experience to transit from Waterfall to Agile