Coming from Munich in southern Germany I studied at FH Wedel (Hamburg/Germany) and UWE Bristol (UK) and finished off with a media information science diploma in 2004.
I started out as a game developer at 'Lightcube' during my students time.
After that I helped bringing up 'Finetunes' - nowadays one of the top independent digital music distributors worldwide.
9 years ago we founded a media production company called 'crushed eyes'. Right now we're mainly into museum media stations and stuff.
I use whatever tools fit the job.
Whether it's web technology (php/Ajax/jQuery), Flash/Air, Java or C++ - or lots of other script languages, tools, software or whatever.