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* Real name: Mathias Bauer * Born: 16.12.1957 * Living in Hamburg, Germany * Married, 4 children * Studies in Chemistry, finished with a Doctors degree * Software developer since >25 years * Joined StarOffice Development in 1995 * Manager Software Engineering at Sun MicroSystems Inc. for the OpenOffice.org/StarOffice Teams Application Framework, Writer, Math * Hobbies: Music, Chess, Photography, Sports (Soccer, Volleyball) - if time permits ;-) * Project Lead OOo Writer * Project Co-Lead OOo Framework
At the university I worked on magnetic properties of small sized particles and so entered the great world of software development:
- communication software for retrieval of data from spectrometers
- numerical analysis of Mössbauer spectra and other measurement data (non-linear curve fitting, genetic algorithms, numerical integration)
- graphical representation of measurement data
After finishing my studies I decided to stay in software development and joined URW, a German company that was famous for their premier quality fonts and graphical software. I worked on an application for commercial art called "Signus".
In 1995 I joined StarDivision and had the great pleasure to be a part of the team that created the first version of StarOffice. When Sun took over Star Division in 1999, I became a Sun employee. When the OpenOffice.org project was started I became the Project Lead of the Application Framework project. I was heavily involved in the development on the framework API and the extensions infrastructure we built upon it.
Then I got more and more involved with the Writer project and became its project lead in November 2006.