IBM Mainframe (Cobol & PL1):
I’ve been working with Cobol and PL1 for about 25 years now. Mainly working in the banking industry, I’ve accumulated experience in others sectors like bookkeeping, pension funds and insurance as well. I’m a responsible, thourough and reliable developer, making sure everything’s working according to the specs before giving the green light for deploying my work. I put much emphasis on testing and documentation, which are very important parts in the big scheme of software development, really. My experience with other programming languages and environments is a great asset too. In case you need a good, fast, independent and reliable developer to do some mainframe developing, you should get in contact with me asap (raffi[ät]! It’s a win-win situation for the both of us!

You can download my current CV in English, auf Deutsch or Suomeksi!

Internet (HTML, CSS, MySQL & PHP):
When I started out doing fantasy games, I had to use a programming language and databases suitable for the internet. I was already able to use HTML, which I had learned right at the beginning of the internet age. First I tried out ASP and Access databases, but that proved to be too much of ahassle. The better option was using PHP in conjunction with MySQL databases. This also worked much better for developing stuff on my own machine, since it is really easy to set it up on your own computer.

Due to my work, I already had a lot of experience in the field of programming, and PHP was fairly easy to learn.

Online Fantasy Games:
My first huge project on the internet was bringing these type of virtual games to Central Europe. Having been very popular in the United States for a long time, Europe is just about to catch up. Fantasy games are strategical online games, where you pick real life players for your team and they collect points according to their real life stats. I ran games for soccer, icehockey and american football, mostly with the fantasy points format, but some also with the pick’em format. Competitions included: European and World Championships (soccer); World Championships, Olympics, Swiss National League (icehockey); Finnish Maple League (american football).

Over the years the website just grew bigger and bigger, but due to limited time and money, the marketing effort was subobtimal. Therfore the page didn’t get the amount of regular users I had hoped for. Keeping these games up to date and submitting the stats regularly took a lot of time and I felt, that the balance between my effort and the number of users just wasn’t right and I decided to stop offering these typ of fantasy games.

Last edited: 28 February 2020