A.F.: Mr. Küpper, you have been working for Fink & Partner GmbH for 19 years now, and you are therefore an expert in software development. How did you join the IT industry and become involved in software development? And why did you choose Fink & Partner GmbH?
M.K.: Since I was a little kid, I was already interested in computers. I still remember how I started programming with the Basic Manual’s help that came with the Commodore 64. I saved my first “mini” programs on Datasette. In secondary school, I started to learn Turbo Pascal, and in my spare time, I was developing little games. During my high school graduation, I got in touch with Delphi 2 (from Borland), which is based on Object Pascal.
During my military service, I applied for a job in the software development industry and could decide between two companies. I chose Fink & Partner GmbH, mainly because of the development language Delphi 5, which Fink & Partner GmbH applied at that time. After three years of training as an IT specialist in application development, I was offered a permanent employment contract, which I still have.