I'm a passionate programmer. I work for Google in San Francisco. I was a technical lead at Scribd, co-founded the startup Cmsbox, and received my PhD in 2008.
I'm a software engineer at Google.
I was a technical lead at Scribd for 5 years. The key projects I worked on were recommendations and payments.
I was the CTO and a co-founder of Cmsbox, a startup providing a cutting-edge web content management system for small and medium enterprises. Cmsbox features an easy-to-use, yet powerful and flexible layout engine that enables users to create and edit content directly on the website. Cmsbox was awarded by the Nielsen Norman Group as one of the 10 best designed applications of 2008.
I am also a co-founder of netstyle.ch, a company developing custom business web applications.
I received my PhD from the SCG, University of Berne, Switzerland in 2008. My main research interest is the runtime analysis of object-oriented systems. One key result of my work is a novel approach to decrease runtime and memory overhead of back-in-time debugging by tracking object references in the VM.
I am a core contributor and board member of Pharo, a new open-source Smalltalk
Various smaller open-source projects (such as a DTrace provider for Pharo, a Python XMPP daemon for AgileZen, or a live HTTP request replayer) are available from github.com/alienhard
I'm a co-author of SqueakSource, a source code repository server similar to Github
Since 2017 – engineer at Google
2012-2017 – tech lead at Scribd, San Francisco
2007-2011 – CTO and co-founder of Cmsbox
2000-2011 – development lead and co-founder of netstyle.ch
2008 – PhD in computer science
2004 – M.S. in computer science
Nielsen Norman Group awarded Cmsbox as one of the 10 Best App UIs of 2008
Cmsbox won the Best of Swiss Web Award 2008
ECOOP 2008 Distinguished Paper award
Ernst Denert-Stiftung Prize 2009 for best PhD thesis