Andreas Gies

ApacheCon Europe 2009 Speaker

Andreas started his consulting career in the mid 80s even before received his diploma from the University of the German Forces in Munich. Right after his studies he dove into the middleware space, beginning on IBM mainframes using MQ Series working his way through CORBA, J2EE, Web Services and ESB based architectures. After leaving the German Air Force he worked for Sterling Software, IONA Technologies and the last 7 years for PROGRESS Software as Principal Architect specialized on large scale deployments. When he is not hip deep in software architectures he enjoys his family life with a wife and 2 daughters in Bavaria, teaching Yoga and hiking in the Bavarian Forrest.