Gert Franz was born in 1967 in Romania. He moved to Germany in 1982. He studied Astrophysics in Munich in the early nineties and lives in Switzerland since 1998.
Gert is a father of three children and lives in with his Swiss girlfriend, somewhere next to Zurich. Even though the jobs Gert had did not involve Astronomy in any way, he still remained loyal to it as a hobby and from time to time he taught local classes about the wonders and miracles of Astronomy.
In the past 20 years, he worked as a Senior Programmer for several different companies and leads Railo Technologies Switzerland as a CEO since its foundation in 2007.
Gert is a well-known speaker who appeared and appears at several different conferences around the world. Mostly, he speaks about Railo and/or performance tuning. Besides speaking, Gert programs a lot, and does all different kinds of consulting related to Railo, CFML, databases, and system architectures. He is a specialist in performance tuning, especially with MSSQL and Railo.
Next to the things mentioned before, Gert hosts Railo training sessions and performance-tuning training sessions around the world. Along the way, Gert acquired a deep knowledge in Railo, CFML, Delphi, C, ASP, SQL, SQL tuning, and other programming-related things.