Information about the author
Some facts

SolidShaderTool is a project of me, Stefan Zingel.

Born on the 29th of February, 1976 in Krefeld (Germany), I spent 13 long years learning at school. After reaching my A-levels, I decided to start an apprenticeship as a bank clerk at the Deutsche Bank AG in Krefeld and Düsseldorf. Though it was very interesting, I figured out that standing behind a counter in a bank was not really my business.

I have been working with several generations of computers since my eleventh birthday and until today, I'm fascinated of the endless possibilities these machines provide. For this reason, I always wanted to make a profession out of my favourite hobby. Fortunately, I heard about a new kind of study course, "multimedia computer science", a mixture of elements of the traditional computer science, communications technology and media design which I started in 1998 at the University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen.

Since June 2003 I'm allowed to call myself "Diplom-Informatiker (FH)", a degree comparable to "M.S. computer science".

Curriculum vitae

Personal Data:

Name: Stefan Zingel
Date of birth: 29.02.1976
Place of birth: Krefeld
Nationality: German
Marital status: Single

Work History

October 2003 - December 2003: Guest tutor/lecturer at the University of Applied Science, Gelsenkirchen
Led a practical seminar of an advanced computer graphics course. Taught vertex & pixel shader technology and the use of SolidShaderTool for implementing a phong shader effect.
April 2002 - September 2002: Internship at Virtual X-citement Software GmbH, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Main focus: 3D Studio MAX, C++ / DirectX 8.1, Vertex and Pixel Shader
April 2001 - June 2001: Internship at T3/dma gmbh, Gelsenkirchen
Main focus: HTML, PHP4, MySQL
August 2000: Internship at OWD GmbH, Düsseldorf
Main focus: HTML, JavaScript, Flash
June 1998 - August 1998: IT department of Deutsche Bank AG, Düsseldorf
Main focus: Support and maintenance of hard- and software in bank branches


September 1998 - August 2003: Multimedia computer science, University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen
graduated as "Diplom-Informatiker (FH)" (comparable to "M.S. computer science")
Diploma thesis: Programming modern graphics hardware:
Development of vertex and pixel shaders and an IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
Grade diploma: sehr gut (A)
Grade studies: gut (B)
August 1996 - June 1998: Apprenticeship as bank clerk at Deutsche Bank AG in Krefeld and Düsseldorf
July 1995 - July 1996: Civilian service as a carer and driver for old and handicapped people at "Mobile Hilfe" in Krefeld
August 1986 - June 1995: Comprehensive Secondary school "Maria-Sibylla-Merian-Gymnasium" in Krefeld
Final examinations: A-Levels (Grade 1,9)
July 1982 - July 1986: Primary school "Wimmersweg" in Krefeld

Language skills

9 years English (school)
2 semesters technical English (university)
4 years French (school)

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