Employee Spotlight — Ulrich Czekalla


He manages development resources at CodeWeavers with his turtle spirit animal as his co-pilot.  He could give a 40-minute presentation on the challenges of an off-grid cabin in winter, with absolutely no preparation; he will never buy two cats and a dog again. He’s a morning person, whose favorite day on the calendar is Boxing Day and least favorite sport to watch is darts. He may have seen a ghost, has never owned a waterbed and his dream car is a Google self-driving car. If you are looking for a suduko player, he’s your man, if you are looking for a karaoke partner he’s not your man. Introducing our talented Canadian Director of Development—Ulrich Czekalla.

In his own words: I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I got my first computer in 1983, the Apple 2e. I used to spend hours typing in basic programs from computer books and magazines. Starting hacking on Linux in the early 90's but didn't really get into Wine hacking until I started working for Corel Corporations porting their applications to Linux. No longer hack as much as I'd like. Instead, I mostly just guide my 11-year-old son in sharpening his hacking skills.

What website do you visit most often?
theregister.co.uk

What will finally break the internet?
Prince William and Kate Middleton will get a cat and its pictures will overload the system.

What is the most annoying question that people ask you?
“What's for dinner?” Ok, that's mostly my sons.

What are some small things that make your day better?
Coffee, walking the dog.

What job would you be terrible at?
Singer. You don't want to hear me sing.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?
Sudoku

How late is late?
2AM

If you had to eat a worm, how would you cook it?
Deep fry

What was your favorite book as a child?
Gulliver's Travels

What are three countries you would like to visit?
Kenya, Egypt, India



About Jana Schmid
Jana has been working in the marketing profession for over 10 years. She joined the CodeWeavers marketing department in 2010 and has earned oddities such as the Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker and a lifetime supply of sparkling water for her performance as Marketing Director. Contact Jana at jana@codeweavers.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

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