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Issue 13.2 ('Control Animation')
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Meet Ulrich

We Are Xojo

Issue: 13.2 (March/April 2015)
Author: Markus Winter
Author Bio: Markus is a Molecular Biologist who taught himself REALbasic programming in 2003 to let the computer deal with some exceedingly tedious lab tasks. Some call it lazy, he thinks it smart. He still thinks of himself as an advanced beginner at best.
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You might remember an ad on the forums from Xojo, Inc. looking for a Xojo Developer Evangelist. The consensus on the forum seemed to be that it would need a lot more than the ten hours being paid for each week to do the job justice. I considered applying for the job, but with the amount of time I already spend on my xDev columns I simply couldn't afford it. So, I was curious to find out who had the time and enthusiasm to go for it.

Ulrich Bogun, age 47, Berlin, Germany, Xojo Developer Evangelist

Well, hello! Being asked by Markus for an article in this series is flattering as well as a challenge for me, because, in a way, I may just recently have lost the complete newbie label. But on the other hand, I will complete my first year as German evangelist for Xojo this spring. Somehow I must have made it to be recognized as being part of Xojo (by the title of this series at least). So I'll try my best to give you a small insight into my life, at least for the sake of rescuing Markus from the stress of his editor's deadline.

The Beginning

My parents, who were running a bakery in a provincial part of Berlin, were delighted when their heir apparent joined them on a warm pre-summer day in the late 1960s, in a hospital on the northern border of West Berlin. My father's fantasies for me being a potential heir to his business empire were ruined though when I, sometime between the age of 4 and 5, taught myself reading by looking over his shoulders, and started to correct him when he was misreading my bedtime stories. At the same time my manual talents turned out to be rather limited, and my marzipan bunnies (when I did try to help him), always looked like they were in desperate need of animal emergency care.

Hello (Computer) World!

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