Who does what at ChessBase?

12/10/2001 – Well just read the labels! Everyone on the ChessBase staff must wear a uniform with his or her job clearly noted on the back. This makes it easier to allocate tasks and call for assistance. For instance someone might yell "Hardware!" or "Chess Engineer!" and the appropriate person will come running. More details can be found here...

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ChessBase has a staff of 18, who are seldom all together in the office at any given time. Recently, however, at a pre-Christmas breakfast 13 were present and we used to opportunity for a group photograph.

Everyone on the ChessBase staff must wear a uniform with his or her job clearly noted on the back. This makes it easier to allocate tasks and call for assistance. For instance someone might yell "Hardware!" or "Chess Engineer!" and the person with the appropriate lable will come running.

Here we see the staff members in their uniforms. They read Internet Architect, Contact, Logistics, Chess Engineer, Hardware, Help Desk, Solutions (back row) and Content, Traductora? – Si, Senora!, Account Manager, Database Architect, Logistics, Account Manager.

We shall now ask everbody to turn around: Ta-da!

The people you see here are: Benjamin Bartels, Frederic Friedel, Gisela Jäger, Matthias Feist, Matthias Wüllenweber, Steffen Giehring, Rainer Woisin (back row), and André Schulz, Nadja Woisin, Yvonne Gerstorff, Wolfgang Haar, Helga Wellershaus, Mira Kowalski (front row).

Other members of the ChessBase team are Rainer Knaak (ChessBase Magazine), Oliver Reeh (ChessBase Magazin), Lutz Nebe (Chess Engineer), Peter Schreiner (Technical Consultant), Jeroen van den Belt (Internet Archtitect), Fernando Moran (Traductore?). And of course our engine programmers Frans Morsch, Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Chrilly Donninger, Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky, not to forget Alexander Kure, who does our openings books.

Okay, okay, of course we were just kidding – we do not have to have to wear uniforms to work, and nobody ever yells "Logistics!" in the ChessBase office (though it may not be a bad idea for the future). The sweatshirts are just for fun, to wear at public events or on company outings.

We wish all our customers a happy Christmas season.


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