My turn now ... my name is Frank Schwichtenberg and my current project at IBM made me aware of the vcl project. I work for IBM for a while now (I started in 1990) and have been involved in IBM's early internet projects (starting 1992) (Tennis, Golf, atlanta olympics, deep blue chess match web sites and a web content management and delivery system etc).
<buzz words> This made me focus on infrastructure and highly scalable infrastructures. Luckily I was able to focus on many adtech related proof of concepts and showcases, so I have been working on many technologies. To name a few: Directory (LDAP), message (jabber) driven architectures, web 2.0 stuff a windows based pre-web2.0 like application framework. I have been IBM's technical lead of a GRID oriented collaboration with some local universities (NEBIOGRID). In recent years our team covered semantic web technologies in interesting prototypes that were partly infrastructure oriented as well. (RDF/sparql queries into an overlay network to drive web2.0 dashboards) another one worth noting may be virtual appliances and granular automatic provisioning. My current focus is Cloud Computing infrastructure. </buzz words> On a personal note: While I am originally from Germany I currently live in Natick, MA/USA with my beloved wife and two great kids. Cheers -Frank http://www.linkedin.com/in/frankschwichtenberg
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