About

Marc Schroder 1970 - todayMarc Schröder is a Technical Consultant who loves everything technical online related, and is also interest in the hospitality industry.

Sometimes it is hard to introduce yourself because you know yourself so well that you do not know where to start with, and I don't know who you are:

I am a person who is positive about every aspect of life. There are many things I like to do, to see, and to experience. I like to read, I like to write; I like to think, I like to dream; I like to talk, I like to listen. I like to see the sunrise in the morning, I like to see the moonlight at night; I like to feel the music flowing on my face, I like to smell the wind coming from the ocean, I like to look at the clouds in the sky with a blank mind, I like to do thought experiment when I cannot sleep in the middle of the night. I like flowers in spring, rain in summer, leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. I like to sleep early, I like to get up late; I like to be alone, I like to be surrounded by people. I like country’s peace, I like metropolis’ noise; I like to dive around the Galápagos Islands, I like to explore Japan. I like delicious food and comfortable shoes; I like good books and romantic movies. I like the land and the nature, I like people, I like taking pictures. And, I like to laugh.

I always wanted to be a pilot, but instead I started working for our family business (as one had to...) and then moved on to work in Cafes, Bars, Restaurants and Hotels for a short while until I realised that I could actually also work in the area that has been since many moons my prime passion: Online Technology.

First there were only these acoustic phone modems where you had to put your telephone receiver into two large black foam cups and then use the round wheel on the phone to dial the number connecting to a black box.
Once the black box answered the call you could hear these high beeps. There you could only retrieve simple text messages and leave messages. It was more like a text only library. The content differed depending on what number (black box) you dialled into.

Back then my parents phone line was constantly busy since I loved using my modem and exploring the digital world, so I got very quickly my own telephone line - hurrah, but with the small downside that I had to pay for it 😉

Slowly the web moved on and those black boxes developed into more advanced servers where you could leave text and images, yes in colour und bunt!!!

For a very long time I didn't take this simple coding and hacking in BASIC all to serious because there didn't seem no cash in it for me.

So I worked in my second passion of live, in the hospitality industry from Bartender to Champagne Waiter, from Cost Controller in a 5 star hotel to a Club Butler - I just love interacting with my fellow world inhabitants.

Once the WWW took off a good friend of mine pointed me back into the right direction, that there was finally a living to be earned by developing websites.

I started with HTML and JavaScript and soon discovered in the early days of Macromedia: Flash. There you had a tiny window to program in ActionScript which seemed to me a brutal mix of BASIC and JavaScript... But still I was able to build an online funfair for BT in Flash were a fellow developer used ColdFusion to connect all the dynamic data used within my Flash movies to a database. Since then I found my love for ColdFusion, a tag based language which is extremely flexible, and fast to develop dynamic websites, no longer just static HTML pages - hurrah!!!

Since then I have build numerous websites trying to stretch the possibilities of functionality as far as possible, and beyond. The WWW is somehow still the same today as back in 1989 when it was invented by Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee (TimBL); using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) And in today's "modern world" the way the WWW works has been just adapted to make it accessible for far more people then ever anticipated, site visitors and developers.

Today we rely on so many different services that are based on HTTP, probably without even realising it at all.

However, with all this hands on background knowledge about the web and how it works I believe: Online Is My Domain.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you will get in contact with me soon.

A presto,
Marc