My name is Andreas Heil, I am a professional software engineer from Karlsruhe, Germany. I graduated in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and received my doctoral degree in Web Engineering from the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany.
I am a former Microsoft employee and worked several years for Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. Our softest bits and bytes were showed to Bill Gates and Craig Mundie in person, presented at Microsoft’s PDC and TechFest and Mundie showed our stuff at Cornell and Harvard University as well as University of Wahsington.
I am now software development manager for a international company offering consulting services and software products for the support of business processes. Before, I was working in the product development team of the leading software vendor for law companies in Germany, used to speak on conferences and tours and I am writing for the professional developer magazine dotnetpro in Germany. I (co)authored six patents and published a series of research papers in he field of Web Engineering, Service Infrastructure and User Interaction.
My blog covers mostly technical topics, which I consider interesting to learn and write about. I am writing most of the time to remember about what I learned and figured out so I can Google for it later on. The typical scope ranges from hacks up to software engineering and computer science topics.
I try out new things a lot, more often than not I am an early adopter, I am a gadgeteer and but also know well how to build and hack IKEA furniture. I do like Apple products a lot and know Star Wars by heart. I do like movies and SciFi series but find usually no time to watch. I learn and study Karate, mostly Shotokan but I am interested a lot in the traditional do and Kyushu-Jitsu. I have a great dog and a wonderful spouse. I am vegetarian (and no, I do not eat fish!).
Hochstetter Str. 25
mail: info [et] aheil.de
phone: + 49 (0) 7247 946850
cell: + 49 (0) 174 9045832
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