• Michael Schmid


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IT Apprenticeship – Siemens Schweiz AG

From beginning on I knew I wanna be an IT guy. So I got my first education with an apprenticeship in IT at Siemens. Even though the team I was working in built huge networks, I couldn't let go from building websites for the company and in my free time.

2004 - 2008

First lieutenant – Swiss Air Force

As most swiss men, I joined the Swiss Army. As planes and helicopters are my passion, I applied for the selection as a military pilot. As an officer I learned a lot about managing and teamleading.

2008 - 2009

CTO & Member of the Board Amazee Labs Zurich

I joined Amazee in 2009, at the time, a startup founded around a product, which I would help grow into a new business model. We relaunched as Amazee Labs. At the time there were only 6 employees with myself one of the only two developers. Today I’m the CTO, member of the board and shareholder of Amazee Labs Zurich. We are 20 employees and build Drupal sites for international clients.

2009 - today

Founder – Amazee Holding

The Amazee Holding is an international organization specializing in web development and online marketing. So far we've founded Amazee Metrics, which provides SEO and Analytics; and Amazee Labs Austin, which builds Drupal websites for customers based in Austin, TX.

2013 - today

CTO amazee.io

Drupal Hosting for Developers

2016 - today

Drupal Contributions

I believe that everybody using Drupal should contribute back, community involvement is an important pillar of my leadership values, and I actively encourage other leaders to follow me and do the same. Here some of my contributions I'm specifically proud of.

Official Group Photo

DrupalConPrague 2013, Austin 2014, Amsterdam 2014

Track Chair

DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014Site Building and Case Studies Track, hosted Lightning Talks

Translation Management Tools (TMGMT)

Co-InitiatorDefined architecture and organized sprints

Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative (D8MI)

Team member & PresentatorMultiple commits and sessions at DrupalCons and Camps

Drupal Global Sprint Weekends Zurich

Organizer & MentorOrganized Global Sprint Weekends in Zurich in 2014 and 2015

My portfolio

I'm applying for the Drupal Association Board’s Director at Large position

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