Johannes Nagl

Perpetual Beta. A Life in Progress.

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Experienced Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in scaling SaaS tools, working with various Social Network APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), PHP and React.js. Hands on Product Owner with a focus on agile roadmap planning. Strong information technology professional with a Master's Degree focused in Multimedia and Software Engineering from Fachhochschule Technikum Wien. Loves empowering team mates.


Work Experiences

CTO & Head of Product

Swat.io | 2011 - Present

Started as a "Project Manager"/"Web Developer" and implemented lot of marketing campaigns (30+) with the Facebook Graph API. After getting CTO of the company I've exlusively concentrated on Swat.io, a social media management tool. Right now, I'm managing a team of 8 developers.

2019
  • Joined the newly created Management Board
  • Officially named "Head of Product"
2015-2017
  • Building/managing dedicated frontend/backend teams
2014
  • Focusing exlusively on Swat.io
  • Starting to refactor the app/development workflows
2012
  • Officially named "CTO"
  • Maintainer of company-internal Facebook Marketing App Framework

Web Developer, Partner

DIE ANTWORT | 2008 - 2011

Worked on 70+ different web sites and web applications. Learned all the small details and improved a lot as developer.

  • PHP, Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • Prototype.js, script.aculo.us, jQuery
  • SVN

Developer, SharePoint Consultant

Hagenberg Software | 2008 - 2009

Worked as Software Developer for Customer Facing projects. I also contributed in internal SharePoint projects and worked on commercial SharePoint plugins

  • C#, .net 2.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2008

(Junior) Consultant

pmOne | 2006 - 2007

Started as an intern, creating a dataware house proof of concept generator on my own. Was working on some customer facing projects until I got named "IT System Administrator". In this role I was responsible for all laptops/mobile phones as well as creating/migrating a new Active Directory Setup for the whole company together with our outsourcing partner ACP.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Analysis Services, Reporting Services)
  • C#, .net 2.0
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Freelancer

2004 - 2010

Started learning HTML/CSS/JS on my own in 2000. After doing some pet projects, dozens of unfinished side projects, I started in late 2004 with client jobs. I implemented couple of websites for Hotels, Car Traders and Management Companies in Vienna.

  • ASP, ASP.net MVC, PHP
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express, MySQL

Talks, Blog Posts, …

Gave a speech in front of 50 people as part of the Vorarlberg "Umma Hüsla"-Hackathon about how to evolve from a software agency to a product company. Thanks for having me, Digitale Initativen!

Was interviewed about how we successfully left our agency business behind and made the transition to focus exlusively on our products. Thanks for having me, Ali!

Was interviewed about how we do our development at Swat.io. Thanks for having me, Sebastian!

Was interviewed why we evolved to a product company. Thanks for having me, Tom!

This master thesis deals with privacy and data protection issues arising in social communities in the internet. Together with the usage of social websites, the amount of stored information rises tremendously, which leads to an intensification of privacy-related problems.

This Bachelor thesis describes the theoretical principles of the Semantic Web and Web 2.0. These technologies are definite improvements to World Wide Web in his current form. A convergence application, which is the combination of both technologies, shows the methodology of creating a semantic net. The net is automatically extended with third party data. The comparison of so called Mashup Creator Applications like Yahoo Pipes or Microsoft Popfly shows the benefits of programs for standardized data aggregation. Finally, an analysis as well as an economic inspection of selected tourist platforms shows the strengths and weakness of convergence applications in contrast to conventional web offerings.

This bachelor thesis describes the new buzzword “Web 2.0” and its impact on the World Wide Web. The term was first mentioned on a congress in the year 2004, where Tim O’Reilly described some design patterns, which would revolutionize the Web and its users. Based on these patterns the author analyses the consequences of social participation. The democratization of the internet could change the current media landscape dramatically. But the possibility to issue texts more easily can also have a negative impact on the quality of content.

This paper describes the state of Semantic Web back in 2005.