Hans-Juergen Schoenig was born in Knittelfeld, Austria on August 9, 1978. He studied Economics of Information at the Technical University and the University of Vienna. In 1998, he joined Synthesis (an Austrian research company focusing on forecasting the Austrian labor market). There he was responsible for the scientific analysis of data provided by the Austrian social security insurance (millions of records). During his tenure at Synthesis, he worked with UNIX systems and automated text production, using EFEU, LaTex, and Perl. He then co-founded Cybertec Geschwinde & Schoenig OEG (www.cybertec.at), which focuses entirely on PostgreSQL and UNIX databases.