Archive for September, 2010

Brussels

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

After meeting Nelly Kores at the Campus Party in Madrid I was named to join the young advisory board for ICT of the vice president of the European Union. The whole conference was very interesting and also the meeting with Nelly Kores was good. Honestly I was pretty astonished, that such an important person as her, took the time during the conference to meet up with our small board (5 persons) to discuss new ideas and concepts for R&D in ICT.

Basel

Monday, September 20th, 2010

This week I spent two days in Basel, visiting the Magnolia Conference. Magnolia is an open Source Content Management, which is great. I love the system. It uses open source components such as JSR, JackRabbit, Lucence and provides a super usable interface on top for authors as well as developers. The API (Java) in order to build the website on top, is very powerful and easy to learn.

I enjoyed the conference where I got to know the people behind the scene and the ones I already knew from the forum. Magnolia’s office in Basel is great. It features a great terrace with an awesome view over the Rheine as well as a beer elevator.

Wakeboarding

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Well, summer is about to end, but weather is still great. So we spent the weekend in mid September at the lake, lying in the sun. It truly was a relaxing weekend just hanging around.

All Pictures (by Klaus)

Call From the President.

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Today I got a very nice Call. “This is the secretary of the office of the president of the Austria …”. Guess why. I’m going to get a “Promotion sub auspiciis presidentis rai republica” – which is the highest distinction you can get for your academic performance in Austria. I’m … wow … among the very best computer scientists in Austria. (Approx. 10 Phds get this Honour every year … usually 2 or 3 computer scientists.) So I’m in good company. The promotion is on October 28th in Linz. Unfortunately I do have to reschedule my Argentina trip – but Argentina can wait. The president can’t 😉 I’m so excited, I can’t tell you. 7 Weeks to go.