Sonntag, Februar 04, 2007

Neuer Blog von Dr. Alex Schwinn zum eBay-Entwicklerprogramm

Dr. Alexander Schwinn, der das eBay-Entwicklerprogramm in Zukunft alleine weiterführen wird, da ich mich ja anderen Tätigkeiten widmen werde (s.u.) hat einen neuen Blog zum eBay-Entwicklerprogramm aufgemacht:

Check it out!

Freitag, Februar 02, 2007

Entrepreneurship and the next phase

A dream comes true! I decided to leave eBay in order to run my own businesses. I will become a member of the managing board of the newly found consulting company "4sxs Implementierungs-Consulting GmbH" ( from 15th Febuary 2007 on. This company will also be the basis to fund and support new ventures and software projects. The first one I started together with one of my business partners Chris is, which will shortly go into Beta mode.

Just yesterday I had my three year anniversary with eBay and what an incredible time it has been. Some highlights that I will keep remembering:
  • the smart colleagues and very constructive and happy athmosphere!
  • the old couple that came into the eBay Lobby and asked where our huge warehouse was!
  • the first postage we printed from within my eBay on 16th Feb 2005 at night around 11 PM, the day our "Integrated Shipping Online Solution" came to life!
  • the first SMS alert that was processed by the sms service on 13th Dec 2005 at 0:23 AM!
  • the new canteen, that changed the eBay campus for ever and that people stopped driving to the nearest mall...
  • the opening of the basketball and volleyball courts and the execs shooting hoops in their business gear!
  • the famous x-mas parties...
  • my boss swimming through the stinky little lake in front of the eBay building, because he lost a bet about the number of developers that would attend the developers day ;-)
  • the announcement of the free API on 14th November 2005!
  • the launch of the ZLA program, the new schema migration and much much more...

I am sending out a big THANK YOU to everyone I worked with during these three years. But since I will keep working in systems integrations and consulting for big companies that want to explorer eBay and e-Commerce, I am sure that I will see many familiar faces in the future.

Sydney lookback

Hey, and the 27 hours of flight were worth it after all! By the way: Qantas had 16 movies, numerous TV and radio stations, games... and ALL ON DEMAND!
It gets better and better.... can´t wait for WiFi on the plane.
( Harbour Bridge, the Opera and down town - what a sight and probably one of the nicest pictures I made)

We had a good time during our vacation, we relaxt from the first day on, did a lot of surfing and enjoyed the easy Siiidniii-way of life, including BBQ on Australia Day, lot´s of good restaurants and endless boat trips around the harbour.

(Dude, look at the waves out there.
Can´t wait to jump on my longboard. ->)