wolfgang ziegler

„make stuff and blog about it“
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Professional Experience

Dynatrace (2023)

  • Teamlead of the Java OneAgent team.
  • Principal Software Engineer on the Java OneAgent team.

Elastic (2022 - 2023)

  • Principal Software Engineer on the APM .NET Agent team.

Dynatrace (2017 - 2022)

  • Teamlead and Product Owner responsible for the Dynatrace OneAgent SDK, Serverless/FaaS (AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, GCF) monitoring and OpenTelemetry integration.
  • Working as a Senior Software Engineer on the .NET Agent Team.
  • Low-level .NET (Core) performance monitoring based on the CLR profiling API.
  • Collaborating on open source projects like .NET Core, SuperDump or ILVerify.

Micro Focus (2008 - 2017)

  • Working as a Lead Software Systems Developer in an agile development team.
  • Part of the research and innovation team Silk Think Tank.
  • Developing and maintaining the load test product Silk Performer.
  • Responsible for development of the network traffic capturing module (Silk Performer Recorder) and the low-level protocol replay engine.
  • Product modernization using technologies like .NET, WPF, "modern C++".
  • Improving and maintaining the automated build environment (make, MSBuild).
  • Create and maintain a unit testing infrastructure for native and managed code.

Fabasoft (2004 - 2008)

  • Working as a Software Engineer in the Research and Development Internet / Client division.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the Fabasoft .NET SDK.
  • Designing and developing a WPF based RIA client.
  • Designing and developing a Windows Forms based RIA client.
  • Developing a RIA-ready application server interface.

Ars Electronica Futurelab (2001 - 2004)

  • Contract work in Virtual Reality and Multimedia projects.
  • Contract work focusing on interaction between mobile devices and Virtual Reality environments using Windows Mobile (C/C++).
  • Working on diploma thesis "The Palmist Project: A new Approach of Interaction in Virtual Environments" and diploma project (Windows Mobile C++ Framework for interaction with Virtual Reality Environments).

Lebenshilfe Großraming (1998 - 1999)

  • Community Service


Master of Computer Sciences 1999 - 2004
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Diploma Thesis: "The Palmist Project: A new Approach of Interaction in Virtual Environments"

Matura (equivalent to A-level) 1990 - 1998
Bundesgymnasium Freistadt (grammar school)
Graduated with honors.


Programming Languages and Frameworks

  • C/C++
  • Rust
  • .NET (Core)
  • C#
  • JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Python
  • Java
  • Win32, COM

Agile Practices

  • Scrum
  • Product Ownership
  • Test Driven Development


windows.developer 07/2019
Do it yourself: IoT-Sensor
Teil 2: Azure-IoT-Daten generieren und visualisieren

windows.developer 06/2019
IoT Do it Yourself
Teil 1: IoT-Button im Eigenbau

Make: 02/2019
PC-Lautstärkesteller selbst gemacht

windows.developer 07/2018
Und dann kam Polly
Stabilere Anwendungen mit dem Framework Polly

windows.developer 06/2018
Rust-ige Entwicklungstools
Teil 2: Die Programmierungssprache Rust in der Praxis

windows.developer 05/2018
FRustfreie Systemprogrammierung
Teil 1: Vorgestellt: Die Programmiersprache Rust

windows.developer 01/2018
Blog.NET extended

windows.developer 12/2017
Der eigene Blog mit ASP.NET Core

Make: 10/2017
Das digitale Mixtape

Make: 01/2017
Der Arc-Reaktor

entwickler.press 08/2015
Neuronale Netze

windows.developer 07/2015
Neuronale Netze - Teil 3
Handschriftenerkennung mit neuronalen Netzen

windows.developer 06/2015
Neuronale Netze - Teil 2
Feed-Forward und Back-Propagation

windows.developer 05/2015
Lernen aus Erfahrung
Teil 1: Einfache neuronale Netze

windows.developer 04/2015
App-Entwicklung für Windows und Windows Phone

windows.developer 01/2015
Alles Web!
Web Development mit Visual Studio und Web Essentials

windows.developer 11/2014
Von Wolken und Drachen
.NET-Performance mit RyuJIT and .NET Native

windows.developer 06/2014
Touch-Anwendungen ohne Touch
.NET-Anwendungen für den Leap Motion Controller entwickeln

windows.developer 06/2014
Rückblick auf die Build 2014
Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, Roslyn und Universal Apps

windows.developer 06/2014
Das war die Build 2014
Fazit eines Teilnehmers

Mobile Technology 02/2014
Agent am Handgelenk
Die AGENT Smartwatch

windows.developer 12/2013
Agent am Handgelenk
Die AGENT Smartwatch

windows.developer 10/2013
Von Himbeeren und Affen
.NET-Entwicklung mit Mono auf dem Raspberry Pi

windows.developer 08/2013
Initiative für ein besseres OS

windows.developer 08/2013
Richtig validieren
Eine Orientierungshilfe im WPF-Validierungsdschungel

windows.developer 05/2013
Rx – Events on Steroids

windows.developer 10/2012
Come Get Some!
Paket-Management mit NuGet

.NET Magazin 03/2012
Windows Phone meets Windows Desktop

.NET Magazin 01/2012
WP7 von 0 auf 100

.NET Magazin 11/2010
Buchrezension: C++ mit Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

.NET Magazin 07/2010
Pumping Iron²
IronPython für Fortgeschrittene

.NET Magazin 06/2010
Pumping Iron
.NET Softwareentwicklung mit IronPython

.NET Magazin 04/2010
Der letzte Feinschliff
Die neuen Features von WPF und XAML gekonnt eingesetzt

.NET Magazin 03/2010
Effiziente Frühwarnsysteme – Teil 2
Unit-Testing Techniken für Fortgeschrittene

.NET Magazin 02/2010
Effiziente Frühwarnsysteme
Entwickeln von erfolgreichen Unit-Tests

.NET Magazin 11/2009
Ciao PIA...
COM Interop im .NET Framework 4.0 mit dem 'No PIA' Feature

Master Thesis 06/2004
The Palmist Project
A new Approach of Interaction in Virtual Environments

Research 01/2005
ARSBOX and Palmist
Technologies for Digital Mock-up Development in Immersive Virtual Environments

Research 01/2004
Using Arbitrary OpenGL Software in the CAVE or other Virtual Environments

Conference Visits & Trainings

TSConf 2021 09/2021

KubeCon North America 2019 09/2019
San Diego

Script19 10/2019

DevOne 2019 04/2019

ManLang'18 09/2018

Microsoft Build 2018 05/2018

DevOne 2018 04/2018

Script18 01/2018

WeAreDevelopers 2017 05/2017

Script17 01/2017

Anglebrackets 2016 04/2016

Microsoft Build 2014 04/2014
San Francisco

Anglebrackets 2013 10/2013
Las Vegas

Microsoft Windows 8 Camp 12/2012

Microsoft TechEd Europe 2012 06/2012

Microsoft Big Day 2012 04/2012

Microsoft REMIX09 10/2009

Microsoft Big Days 2009 03/2009

OOP 2009 01/2009

Microsoft Big Days 2008 04/2008

Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 11/2007

Fabasoft What’s New Briefing 6.1 03/2006

Microsoft Vista Ascend Training 03/2006

Microsoft PDC 09/2005
Los Angeles

Fabasoft teched 05 05/2005

Microsoft WinHEC 04/2005

SAP Sapphire 05/2004
New Orleans

SIGGRAPH 2002 07/2002
San Antonio


Microsoft Certified Professional Developer 09/2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 4, Data Access 09/2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Silverlight 4, Development 07/2012
Microsoft Specialist: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 07/2012
ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level 04/2012
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer 09/2005
Microsoft Certified Application Developer 09/2005
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator 03/2005
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging 02/2005
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 12/2004
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 11/2004
Microsoft Certified Professional 09/2004

Language Skills

German (native language)
English (fluent)
Italian (basic knowledge)
Spanish (basic knowledge)


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