thoean.com is a personal collection of work, opinions, texts and funstuff from myself, Markus Thurner. To view my old page (made in 2002), click here.


I am currently working as a software engineer who is based in the greater Zürich area in Switzerland.

Free minutes outside of work are dedicated to running, swimming, hiking, skiing, learning Spanish and a lot of family time. I’ve collected quite a few links on resources on how to learn languages and more specifically Spanish.

Software engineering skills

My education was focused on media technology and design. Eventually I ended up in the software engineering field, more specifically within Microsoft.NET and Java development. My professional experience is mostly backed by developing a few long term software products, whereas several smaller custom applications or consultancy added nice know how in various fields.

Languages and Tools

  • C# (from good old WinForms to WPF and ASP.NET vNext, mostly multi-threaded server applications)
  • Java (Spring Framework, Spring Webflow)
  • Web (PHP, jQuery, Typo3)
  • Databases (MS SQL Server, MySQL, Hibernate, Entity Framework)
  • Business Intelligence tools (QlickView, SSRS)
  • Process (Git, Jira, Test automation, deployment automation)
  • Software Distribution and Inventory (NetKey)
  • Web application firewall (airlock)

Job positions

  • Lead developer for production automation system within printing industry
  • Technical project manager for long term product development
  • Project manager for several nearshore projects
  • Developer for several standard software products
  • Developer for several web and windows applications
  • Consultancy projects for .NET, BizTalk, Spring Framework

Special Technologies

  • Camera Control (Canon SDK)
  • Barcode readers/writers (various brands)
  • Label printers (ZPL)
  • Control software of laser projection systems
  • USB locking / devcon