Marc Schröder – Online Consultant

Marc Schröder | Technical Consultant

Marc Schröder is working since 1999 in software development, prior working in sales and the hospitality industry. This experience has given me a substantial technical background and a strong focus on team building, commercial and customer awareness.

As an online consultant he speaks in technical and layman terms in German and English, e parla italiano, has in-depth knowledge of Scrum Software Development and its life cycle, and also enjoys very much bringing the technical and non technical worlds together. Marc Schröder is a lateral thinker who can drive evolution and bring your business forward.

He thrives while working in a busy pressurised environment, with the ability of thorough problem solving and great communication skills, high attention to detail, motivates others and being self-motivated. Marc Schröder has fast experiences in coaching and contributing to dynamic teams. Being originally from Hamburg in Germany, lived in London for about twenty years, and finally moved to Rome in 2015.

Outside his technical interests he also enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves cooking and travel around the globe. However, Marc Schröder is currently looking for a new job. Please do not hesitate to contact Marc Schröder if you have a vacancy or know of one that might be suitable for him.

Thank you!

 

I love helping people - so I decided to help with the online presence of businesses who just can't afford to pay for a professional online presence in order to grow their revenue.

Volunteer: Web Developer & Consultant @ Hotel Internazionale Ischia Volunteer: Web Developer & Consultant @ Hotel Internazionale Ischia
since Summer 2016 Ischia, Italy

I work as an online Consultant for Hotel Internazionale Ischia, which is a beautiful family run hotel and is located in Barano on the island of Ischia - with an outdoor swimming pool with thermal water and 39 rooms. I wrote a bespoke CMS for them to handle day to day printing of the restaurant menu and also to manage the new site that I build using WordPress. I focused in particular on SEO, and created for them a website with almost 2000 pages in order to help holiday seekers to find them on the www. I also created pages with (automatically) up to date ferry times and other local information that might be of interest for anyone who is looking to stay on the island. All pages are now in Italiano, English and Deutsch - Before the website was only in Italiano and Deutsch.

Volunteer: Web Developer & Consultant @  CELTA Galápagos Volunteer: Web Developer & Consultant @ CELTA Galápagos
since April 2015 Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

CELTA Galápagos is an Authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre based in the Galápagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador in South America. We provide quality training to prospective/current Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/ESL), while promoting environmental conservation and enriching travel experiences. The Galápagos Islands CELTA project is a partnership between Kamala Education & Training and the Municipal Government of Santa Cruz, located on the most populated island of the national park.

Volunteer: Web Developer & Consultant @ Spätzleexpress Volunteer: Web Developer & Consultant @ Spätzleexpress
since Jan 2014 Berlin, Germany

I work as an online Consultant for Spätzleexpress, which is a beautiful local eatery based in Berlin - serving delicious south German specialities. First I wrote a bespoke CMS for Spätzleexpress using ColdFusion and Microsoft SQL Server publishing SEO optimised static HTML pages (responsive CSS) in order to grow overall site traffic and therefore also to grow business revenue. Once the online presence from Spätzleexpress significantly improved I converted this site from Handcrafted ColdFusion to WordPress. This enabled me to build my own plugins and child themes in WordPress to keep the site management for the business owner to a minimum effort and myself to go back to coding in PHP.

 

Experience as Web Developer (ColdFusion, Flash HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc.), Technical Manager, Barman, Club Butler, Receptionist, Reservation Agent, Waiter.

Technical Manager @ UKTV Technical Manager @ UKTV
Mar 2005 - Apr 2012 London, United Kingdom

Technical Manager at a Multi-award winning media company with: Dave, Gold, Watch, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Eden, Really, Home, Good Food & VOD UKTV Play

Developer @ UKTV Developer @ UKTV
Jun 2003 - Mar 2005 London, United Kingdom

ColdFusion Developer at a Multi-award winning media company with: Dave, Gold, Watch, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Eden, Really, Home, Good Food & VOD UKTV Play

Manager, Software Department @ Media Markt, Berlin Wedding Manager, Software Department @ Media Markt, Berlin Wedding
1997 - 1998 Berlin, Germany

Manager of the Software department at Media Markt Berlin-Wedding, Europe's number one consumer electronics store...

 

I have taken various courses in the area of Analytics, Coaching, Programming Languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, ColdFusion, etc.), Project Management, and also attanded various Conferences.

Certified Scrum Master @ Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master @ Scrum Alliance
Feb 2012 London, United Kingdom

Marc Schröder certified as a Scrum Master at the SCRUM ALLIANCE ® in London

Responsive Design @ Webcredible Responsive Design @ Webcredible
Sep 2007 London, United Kingdom

This Responsive design & advanced CSS course gave me a great insight in new ways of front end development and lead to implement Responsive CSS into some of UKTV sites.

Developing High-Performance SQL Server Databases @ Learning Tree Developing High-Performance SQL Server Databases @ Learning Tree
May 2005 London, United Kingdom

I attended this Developing High-Performance SQL Server Databases course to optimise the performance of UKTV's websites.

 

To receive awards for something that you have build with your own hands from the ground up is just amazing. Thank You!!!

Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards

In 2003 I started working for UKTV and my main task was to rebuild all websites. I build a CMS that was capable of running multiple different channel sites independently, but are still managed from within one infrastructure to make sure the sites can work well together, independently, use templates to be developed fast in the future (-proof). The Good Food Channel website is still after over 10 years running happily on my code base and database infrastructure.
On Tuesday the 3rd of May 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards has named Good Food Channel website the best food website in the world.

 

I was lucky enought that I got a great education ranging from design to math, from Object Orientaed Programming to People Coaching.

Multimedia Producer Diploma @ SAE Technology College London Multimedia Producer Diploma @ SAE Technology College London
1998 - 1999 London, United Kingdom

I achieved the Multimedia Producer Diploma at SAE London in 1999.

Economics Diploma @ FOS for Economics Economics Diploma @ FOS for Economics
1991 - 1992 Hamburg, Germany

I achieved the Economics Diploma at FOS for Economics, Hamburg in 1992.

Interior Design Diploma @ FOS for Room Design and Colour Interior Design Diploma @ FOS for Room Design and Colour
1989 - 1990 Hamburg, Germany

I achieved the Interior Design Diploma at FOS for Room Design and Colour, Hamburg in 1990.

 

Yes languages are important to me, I speak in technical and layman terms in German and English, e parlo un po ‘di italiano.

Italian Italian
Since about 2008

I attended at Torre di Babele for 5 month a full-time Italian course and achieved the certification Intermedio Quando Comune di Riferimento Europeo B1.2

English English
Since about 1981

I leaned English at school and moved to London in 1993. I left London in 2013 moving to Rome.

German German
Since about 1971

I was born and bred in Hamburg and not only lived in Berlin and Cologne, but also in London and now in Rome.

 

I love work, but also love to explore this planet and to learn how to care for it and my fellow inhabitants.

Family & Friends & Cooking & Travel Family & Friends & Cooking & Travel
Places of my previous explorations

It's not all about me: Family & Friends & Cooking & Travel

 

Thank you for all those great recommendations!

Caroline Halliday recommended Marc Schröder Caroline Halliday recommended Marc Schröder

Director of Consumer Marketing at YourTutor:
Marc has been the technical lifeblood of our channel sites for many years, and has overseen and advised on many different incarnations, adapting and rebuilding according to business need. He’s had to achieve an incredible amount on very small resources, and as such has become a highly resourceful manager who thinks of ingenious ways to achieve results. He is a deep thinker and a passionate soul who wants the best from himself and others, and I particularly loved working with him on the rebuild of our sites during UKTV’s channel rebrands in 2007/2008, when he led his team with passion and clarity of purpose.

Dean Alex recommended Marc Schröder Dean Alex recommended Marc Schröder

Senior Freelance Developer at http://neuroid.co.uk:
Marc has a broad and detailed technical knowledge and is able to break down and solve problems from the very big to the very small. He understands an enormous number of languages and technologies to a very high level, and is excellent to work with both as a colleague and an manager.

Jane Honey recommended Marc Schröder Jane Honey recommended Marc Schröder

Head of Product: Personalisation + Digital Health at Tesco PLC:
Marc is a thorough, knowledgable technical lead who developed several complicated, innovative projects when we worked together at UKTV. In addition, he was extremely helpful and can-do in times of crisis - in fact I wish there were more developers like him!

 

Marc Schröder

Marc Schröder | Technical Consultant