- is a developer since 1991
- started working on SAP projects in 1998 and they are still a big part of his life.
- continuously learns languages, speaks English(fluent), German(C2), Spanish(B2), French(B1) and a little bit of Chinese(B1). He and his friends are creating language learning games.
For many years my mission was to “create a better way to use computers“. Then, one day – while talking to a charming Chinese student – it dawned on me, that it is not computers. It is people. It is people smiling. It can be an inner smile or an outer smile, or just a little “ha” moment, but it is people I do care about.
People, like you and me, access pictures, sounds, all kinds of bits and pieces that has relevance. This is digital data and thus I would speak about Human-Data instead of Human-Computer interaction. Computers are only tools to help us – or distract us from – reaching our bits that form photos, documents, computer games and more. Computers however started to dominate us, stealing our most valuable asset: time. This is not OK. This has to change.
So now, let’s have people interact with data and smile in the meantime. Make one billion people smile. That is my mission.
- At the age of eleven designed brake light for bikes
- As he put the sticker onto his Russian Tourist (турист) bike around 1985, he didn’t understand the text on it: “There is no place like Hawaii”
- First PC was on a wooden board, like this (1990 PC XT). Used a coin on two pins to reset it 🙂