Recently Andy completed her studies at Marketing at the
Dutch College in Bulgaria.
That's good because now she has more time to help
us keep our own Private Chaos at bay.
And we need that. Badly. Andy also makes sure
we actually have contracts with
our clients and vendors -- or so she claims.
Besides being fluent in Customerese and Programese and, more importantly, being able to freely translate in between, Anna seems to be able to understand and talk most living languages on the planet. She also looks after our Partners. They need pampering too - sometimes it seems more so than our clients.
Car Mechanic Extraordinaire
Besides being the MQ and Integration Bus guru, proficient in C, C++, Java, and Perl, Assen is a very good graphic designer. But do not be fooled -- should you ask him about his primary area of expertise he will surely list building high-performance sports cars. (Of course he writes custom code for his car computer. One of the more amusing sights is him driving with the laptop on the passenger seat, plugged into the car.)
The Silent World
Evgeni, aka Gena, is the man that will find that IP causing the trouble at your production system every night at 02:30 for the last week. He will also fix the problem. Meanwhile he can teach a course on MQ and Integration Bus. He can also teach you how to dive with an aqua-lung. But not at the same time.
Knowing too many things about software actually seems to help. Krassy is fluent in Java, C, C++, Perl, sh, and various assemblers, as well as just about any database in existence - and some that are not. He is also an accomplished photographer with professional ambitions, so you might want to check out some of his pictures, if, that is, he is willing to point you to the URL.
Your Language of Choice Is Available or The Alphabet Man
The list of software skills Latcho is fluent with - Java, C/C++, Perl, Delphi, SQL, Sybase, UDB, Oracle, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL- is sure to impress you. That is, until you realize what the list of natural languages he is fluent in is.
Mario helps us deliver on our promises. He routinely delivers more than he promised. On time. Every time.
Working on XQuadro's infrastructure components or against a tight deadline absolutely doesn't prevent him carefully checking the forecast for some more extreme weather around. So, you see it's actually a magnificent scheduling job that he does. Fit in never missing a deadline (not even close), checking the forecast, scheduling the ski or windsurf trips to actually make use of the bad, err "good" weather. And that seems to be going on 24x7.
The System Administrator from Heaven
It is decisively a very rare event to meet a system administrator that is actually nice to their subjects. This is what folklore and experience teach us. Well, ladies and gentlemen, here he is!
Bewitched and Bewildered
Shu has been in the software industry way too long and seen way too many interesting things. He is perfectly fine with a list of technologies that is really a bit too long and includes C, C++, Java, Smalltalk, LISP, FORTRAN, yacc, lex, sh, awk, LaTeX, Perl, SQL, and various assemblers, as well as Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, Windows NT/2000, and embedded systems. He seems to be amused by wind (wind power that is 🙂
The Renaissance Character
In between his interests in History, Latin, Archeology, and Mathematics he has somehow managed to squeeze in some 20 years of software experience and become proficient in an impressive array of software systems - C/C++, Perl, Java, CLOS, sh, lex, yacc, awk, SQL, Pascal, Unix, Linux, and MS Windows. We are actually thinking of setting up a jackpot prize for the first person to ask a question Vassil doesn't know the correct answer to.
Governator To Be?
To Venci's regret it is has proven impractical to pump iron while at the keyboard. This makes his training for Governor of California far more time consuming. He is, naturally, unphased and as focused as ever. Caveat incumbent