Innovation in mind
The Informatikbüro focuses on the development of individual software in innovative areas such as advanced Internet technology, functional programming, or system virtualization. For us it is not so important what our neighbors do, but that there are solid scientific grounds for our activities, leading to better production software.
By the way, Informatikbüro just means "consulting on computer science". We take this seriously.
Examples from the past years:
Development of distributed key/value stores matching exactly the needs of the customers ("NoSQL")
Development of a new type of web crawler that is able to cope with structured documents consisting of multiple web pages
A self-monitoring system for an Internet cluster
Using the functional programming language Ocaml for all of the mentioned activities
The current focus is on the combination of functional programming (Ocaml) and system programming, which is essential for the rapid development of application-specific cluster software.
From Darmstadt to the world
The primary work location is Darmstadt, Germany. Nevertheless we mostly have had international customers so far, coming from California, New York, and Italy. It is not fully clear why my business developed into this direction, but obviously the customers liked skills, knowledge and methodology they couldn't easily find on their local markets. The Internet makes it possible to continuously stay in contact with people in the whole world.
Gerd Stolpmann has his own office in Darmstadt that does not only provide the usual SOHO equipment, but also rack computers, Gigabit Ethernet, and other datacenter devices that are needed for the area of development.
Some customers don't want to be mentioned, but here are a few with a liberal attitude:
Mylife.com, Los Angeles, California: an American ComScore-100 web site (2008-2011)
Wink Technologies, Inc., Los Altos, California: Web start-up from the Silicon Valley (2006-2008)
Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany: one of the nation-wide private banks in Germany (now merged with Commerzbank; 2005)
About Us: The Company Profile
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Camlcity.org: Giving Ocaml a home
The site camlcity.org bundles all of our public activities around Ocaml. Especially, it includes the GODI platform, our idea how Ocaml should look like.