Education and qualifications

2005 – 2007 University of Cambridge

Completed various training courses: Introduction to Perl, PCRE, shell scripting and Python, Website Management, Solaris 10, Linux System Administration, Purchasing Information Technology

2004 – 2005 indisoft-upgrade GmbH Berlin

Completed training as a "Fachinformatiker Systemintegration" (a rough translation would be "IT systems integration specialist").

2000 Cisco Systems

Completed "Introduction to internetworking with Cisco Routers" course.

1999 – 2000 DITEC GmbH Bildungszentrum Berlin

Completed professional training for a Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) qualification with a focus on security and e-commerce.

1993 – 1999 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

I studied Interpreting. As a part of these studies, I made several trips abroad within this period, predominantly to Russia and the Ukraine.

1992 – 1993 Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

I spent a year studying medicine. However I decided at the end of the first year that this was not the path for me, and so switched to Interpreting.

1982 – 1991 Altes Gymnasium Flensburg

I studied numerous subjects towards obtaining the final "Abitur" examination in May 1991.