After school, Jan Geißler worked for about 10 years as a Chef in different Restaurants varying from traditional regional to fine dining. Along the way he played in a semi-professional rock band, which occupied the rest of his life.
Getting tired of working on weekends, public holidays and every night Jan decided at the age of 30 to do a fresh start in a different industry, so he began an apprenticeship as application developer at OScomputing AG in Frankfurt am Main. From that time on his focus has been building Web Applications in Java-Environments. Jan started using Liferay with Version 6.0.6, when a customer had requirements which Liferay nearly met. From that time on his company began to focus on using Liferay as a Portal Container and has developed various custom made solutions for different customers.
Jan started posting in the Forum to get help, because at that time the documentation was kind of not there. Now he tries to help other people, because he knows how difficult it can be starting to work with Liferay. He is also a big fan of OpenSource Projects, because they give you the possibility to participate, and you can always dig through the code to see why something is not working as expected.