Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Moving on

Today was my last day at Schleupen AG. I worked there for 5 years as an enterprise developer mainly on back end and algorithmic topics, but also on the front end with .NET, Silverlight and more. We developed some really nice things there and I'm esp. proud of the parallel data processing pipeline which even works with .NET 2.
My co-workers were a great bunch of people, some became my friends and even the godfather of my youngest daughter and I became a godfather too. I thank them all for what I've learned and the great time we had. I wish them nothing less than the best for their future.

I started at Schleupen AG right after my studies and my diploma thesis "Parallelization and Optimization of an OpenGL CAD / CAM Application". I was always a computer graphics aficionado and passionate about physical simulation, image processing, computer vision, real-time computer graphics in general and interactive UIs with a great UX. Just for fun I started to work on some side projects, like this open source OpenGL fluid simulation in 2007, created a few open source libraries and also developed quite popular  Windows Phone apps such as Pictures Lab, Funny Faces, Helium Voice, Cloud Recorder and more. 

It's an exciting time to be a developer with so much things happening in this industry at the moment. Microsoft's own Surface tablets is just one piece we as software developers can leverage to shape the future. For me it's good fun to use these great new technologies like Windows Phone, Windows 8, WinRT, .NET, DirectX, XBox, Kinect, etc. to create nice experiences and I love to work on this all the time.
few months ago I got an offer from IdentityMine and if you know their work, you can imagine that it was a no-brainer to accept this nice offer they made meI'm really looking forward to work with state of the art technologies on exciting projects with experts like Laurent Bugnion and more great people. Another nice aspect of my new gig: I will work from my home office and will be closer to my 3 lovely daughters and wife. I will also be here during the last phase of my wife's pregnancy and can hopefully support her better. And yes, we're expecting our fourth child in September. :-)

Now I will enjoy a couple of days off with my family until I start my new job as Senior Interactive Developer at IdentityMine on July 2nd.


  1. Congratulations Rene! Good luck with the new adventure ;-)

  2. Wow, congratulations! For both, the new job (great company!) and your fourth child "in the queue". ;)

    Was it really a "no brainer" after 5 years to take the opportunity? I took this step myself last month after 6 years and it was really a tough decision to left all those people I spent nearly half of the time with behind. But of course, nothing is worse as cessation. :)

    All my best wishes, may your - and your families - future be bright ^^

  3. Congrats Rene, they are very lucky to have you!


  4. Thank you all.

    @Gordon: Yes, it wasn't an easy decision actually, but you just can't say no to such an opportunity.

  5. Congrats Rene!! Great news :)
    Davide Zordan

  6. Congrats Rene...that's awesome!

  7. Congratulations, sounds like a big step for you and your family!

  8. Congrats! I'm sure you'll be doing great things at IdentityMine!

  9. Geile Scheisse!

    Have lucky times!