Vocational Experience

With the beginning of the year 2012, I can look back on 37 years of experience in the IT industry. That's a lot. Here are the individual stages of my career listed:

1974 - 1976
Data Center Rostock, Germany - Apprenticeship
Training for skilled workers for data processing
  • Basics of computer technology and operating systems
  • Basics of programming techniques
1976 - 1989
Data Center Rostock, Germany - Operator on IBM mainframes
  • Operating systems: MOPS, DOS, DOS/ES, OS/ES
  • First experiences with small computer models (PC) in 1987
1989 - 1991
Control Data Institute, Hannover, Germany - Training for
Programmers
  • Programming languages: Assembler, COBOL, PL/1
  • Relational database systems: Informix, dBASE
  • Operating systems: MS DOS 6, MS Windows 3.1, Unix
1991 - 1999
Electrolux Germany, Hannover - Software Engeneer
  • Warehouse Management & Control Software (written in MSM, VB, VBA using Access and SQL databases)
  • After Sales Service and Customer Support
1999 - Dec 2005
Running my own business in Hannover, Germany
  • Warehouse Management & Control Software (written in MSM, VB, VBA using Access and SQL databases)
  • Office Software
  • Webdesign
  • Computer Sales and Service
January 2006
I moved to Australia and travelled around Australia for 2.5 years
  • Some will say that I probably did not want to work
    anymore. That's right, and I really enjoyed it. The truth is
    that I occasionally did a little bit of fruit picking and other
    casual jobs. This was a new experience for me.
June 2008
I started the Computer Service business in Mount Isa QLD
  • For my services see the Services page.
  • For my clients' opinion about my service and my work see the Testimonials page.

Picture Credits
Besides my own photos royalty-free photos of the photo archive http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ were used in the design.