About meAugust 26th, 2009 • Comments Off on About me
As you might have guessed my name is Thijs Metsch. I’m a Senior Researcher currently working for Intel. Together with my colleagues I work on Cloud, HPC and Grid related topics. Prior to that I worked for
Platform Computing, an IBM Company, Sun Microsystems Oracle and the German Aerospace Center – DLR e.V.
Next to my work I’m an American Football fan – played myself and I am currently coaching youth and senior teams on several position like QBs, LBs, and DBs. Have been a Head-coach of a youth team which successfully won the Championship game and became second the next year.
I chose the American Football themed name of this blog because I love the social and team-working aspects of American Football. Not only is the team your second family but you will learn to work hard for the goals of the team and worship the team spirit, encouragement and friendship.
My specialties include, but are not limit to:
Grid Computing, Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, Java and Python programming, Application Wrapping, API Design, Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, Software Architecture, Software Design, Modulare (Plug-in) Software, Project Management, Project leadership, Standardization
Things I am proud of:
- Successfully lead a Software project and designed the software which we successfully implemented – Remote Component Environment (RCE – Former name was Reconfigurable Computing Environment).
- That I was part of the Sun Microsystems history. I worked with one of the brightest and innovative minds around at Sun. A company I totally liked but sadly ceased to exist.
- I visited Argonne National Lab as a Research Scientist to work on the Globus Toolkit
- I founded and current chair the Open Cloud Computing Interface working group. One of the first group to deliver a Cloud Standard.
- The kids I work with while being an American Football Coach