Advent calendar - 4 - Feuerzangenbowle scandal video

Thursday, December 4. 2008

So, there was a lot of discussion recently about the movie "die Feuerzangenbowle" shown by the student group USI at the university of Bamberg. Here you get a video of how some of the destruction at the university happened.

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Finally – expelled!

Saturday, July 14. 2007

graduationIt took some time to realize, but it was inevitable. Last week my beloved alma mater finally got rid of me - by granting me my second diploma. So you might want to call me “Herr Diplom-Handelslehrer” now ;-) (be invited to have a look at the image gallery from my graduation). But I’m not planning to work this profession. While studying I noticed, that teaching people IT contents is a interesting demanding challenge, but I definitely am not up to do this as an underpaid teacher in a school. The necessary additional probationary training period, which you have to go through if you want to teach in a school, is not acceptable in my opinion.

So it’s back to my roots! I’m glad that I never lost track of my IT background and even developed it. Since I consider myself an expert dealing with web 2.0 concepts and technologies I’ll try to get a job in this field. I hope I can present results of my efforts here, soon :-)

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Article about self-projection amongst students in Bamberg in BENF

Monday, February 26. 2007

I took the time today to write a small article about students and their self-projections through pictures on the student-community StudiVZ. Unluckily the language on BENF is German.. To not discriminate my English reader I've at least a small summary here.

Somehow it seems to be en vogue to use "cool" pictures on user profiles or in picture galleries on the student community StudiVZ. In my opinion some of those pictures are really misplaced there. So I'm commenting on the six worst examples hoping, that I might shake someone awake.

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Information Systems graduates from Bamberg are very popular amongst employers

Monday, December 4. 2006

A recent article of the newspaper "Die Welt" cites a survey from early 2005, where human ressources managers where asked for there favorite Information Systems graduates - graduates from Bamberg made it to rank three here. Quite impressive! The newspaper made an interview with Prof. Ferstl about the subject, read it here.
Information systems graduates are quite popular, anyway. I've talked to a friend who works with Delloite Switzerland and she told me about here recent visit of a graduates convention in Cologne, to which she was sent in order to get some graduates for Switzerland. So if your almost done with your studies and need a contact to Deloitte Switzerland - just ask me.

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Nuts on ice

Monday, August 21. 2006

Once up on a time, there was a little student who was very active in working for the students’ council representatives, but then he had some disputes with his friends, and was no longer supported by his group. So it was decided to start a new group.

This is no fairy tale, but the background why Philipp an I had founded NUTS (NUTS is an acronym for “Neues Unabhängiges Team für Studierende” – which translates “New independent team for students”) back in 2003. Asking a few friends for their participation we managed to set up a list with six people running for the elections. And our Team was successful – we managed to gain the targeted seat at the Fachschaft SoWi. Unluckily we couldn't keep up our efforts, and after one and a half year NUTS was no longer needed.

So was the the web-page, and consequently I abandoned the related domain. But I archived the old Web-Site (formerly here.

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Portrait of the University of Bamberg available for download

Monday, July 31. 2006

About a year ago the Bavarian TV produced a little documentation about our university. This documentation has been broadcasted a few weeks ago, and now the press office of your university made it available for free download. I suggest not to download the .ogg Version since the compression is kinda crappy..

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Lessons learned during the last days

Wednesday, June 14. 2006

  • There is now after hour party in Bamberg at 4:30am unless
    • You know the right fraternity to drop in
    • You have a neighbour celebrating her birthday
    • You are a personal friend of Gisela and are able to drink huge amounts of “Kalte Ente”
  • If you think your friends are kind of exaggerated - still expect the unexpected
    • Even having “flashing” as a new sport of the masses its kinda unexpected if a friend of you gets her boyfriend almost stripped naked in the middle of the pedestrian zone at four in the morning
  • If you get a second chance to ask a girl for her phone number – just don’t miss it. (you shouldn’t have missed it at the first time, anyway – if someone feels addressed now – just sent me your number, or drop me a few lines, “accidentally” adding your signature…!)
  • it's bright as hell outside at 5am
  • students currently studying in their first semesters might be actually born in 1985 or 1986
  • knowing your DJ's they'll play any reasonable song
    • thx to Dj Heinz for "Football is coming home"
    • thx to Dj Hammer for "Justus Köhnke - So weit wie noch nie"

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Assessment for the chair of Information Systems especially Information Systems at the service industry

Friday, February 24. 2006

One time more I will try my luck with real time blogging. I’m currently at a assement for a chair at the university. Since there is still no wireless LAN at our poor university the publication will also be delayed a little…

The first lecturer is Dr. Weitzel whom was already given a job as a temporary lecturer at the chair he is currently applying for. His topic is the worth of IT for companies - business alignment for financial business processes. His research institute has conducted a research project about this problem in the banking sector. The empirical research that was carried out seems to be quite decent, and although I'm a little distracted by my start into the day, I find it interesting to follow Dr. Weitzels lecture. He is talking structured and smoothly, and the contents are note too dense.

Presentation machine: Samsung 15” Notebook, slides controlled via keyboard, laser-pointer
Special remark: Quite nice to see his worn out beige bag lying at the desk next to Prof. Sinz; President Ruppert visited his lecture

After a short break the session is continued with Dr. Robra-Bissantz. From the start of the talk it is quite difficult to follow her expositions about e-business as a challenge for the service industry, since her voice sounds somehow slightly over modulated. But this can also be caused by her obvious nervousness. She does not seem to reach any of the sovereignty of Dr. Weitzel. Overall imo her lecture was not that bad at all, but it was lacking some essential structure. Guess she had at least chance to practice the situation in front of an assessment commission.

Presentation machine: HP 15" Notebook, slides controlled by mouse, no laser pointer
Special remark: She was wearing black boots with heals and had a run in her tights.

Having had lunch break and talking to a few friends I can already see a tendency... Dr. Weitzel's sovereignty will most probably not be beaten by anyone. So it is interesting to see, what Dr. Jung can do about this in his turn to introduce his skills. He is talking about asset-liability management and does a quite a good job. His lecture is structured, and he is speaking with sovereignty. But his contents seem quite shallow at the moment. Screening through the rows some members of the committee share this view - I can see bored faces... Since Dr. Jung is talking about software architectures for data warehouse systems I'm really interested to hear the questions of our university software architects... And indeed our data-warehouse master is questioning the whole design of the research..
Seeing the sketch of Dr Jung's plans for his lectures in Bamberg it appears like he doesn't have to much concrete plans for his lectures…

Presentation machine: IBM ThinkPad 12", slides switched by remote controller, laser-pointer
Special remark: Jung is working as lecturer in Bern, and he already like a Berner – quite conservative with his moustache.


After a last short break with Dr. Rothlauf we are hearing a talk about algorithms for flight planning. Since Dr. Rothlauf is a studied engineer, it might become a rather technical talk. His description how to run a flight-planning system on evolutionary algorithms was quite plausible, and he appeared really self-confident.

Presentation machine: Sony Vaio 12", slides remote controlled, laser-pointer
Special remark: Mentioned on several times, that he was so happy to be in Bamberg, since he was born here.

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