Daniela Berndt

Program NetPlusUltra®

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About version 3.0/2019

In these transition times of upgrades and migrations across all possible throughcuts of my NetPlusUltra®-enabled Webfolio, it appears appropriate to preface this v3.0/2019 with a subject-matter debriefing pertaining to the professional profiling issue in general, through the (re)qualification of statuses in particular.Continue reading

Preparation of incubation phase 3/3

Objective
Production, in a CMS-based Performance environment self-hosted at OVH (1, 2), of the web service presented in my various website-enabled construction panels (3, 4, 5).Continue reading

About version 2.0/2017

Entirely revised and augmented according to the conclusions of my first conceptual audit cycle (2013-2016), this new v2.0/2017 fulfills the validated requirements of my Netfolio (« starter ») level.Continue reading

Reader's guide to v1.3/2016

Although various virtualization scenarios are possible, this alpha version introduces my CV matrix model from the chrono-thematic perspective, with categories corresponding to the usual sections of the classic CV format, enriched with a few space-time connectors, and events archived by year.Continue reading

Knowledge consolidation and further training in informatics

Creation of a SoloLearn user account.

Earned certificates:
  • SQL Fundamentals course.
  • HTML Fundamentals course.
  • CSS Fundamentals course.
  • JavaScript Tutorial course.
  • PHP Tutorial course.
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How to improve CV practice?

By matrixing the standard CV format, so as to put the information it contains into multiple space-time perspectives. This is one of the objectives of this first draft, which is conceived as a double complement not only to my regular 2-page resume (Theory and Practice pages of the present website), but also to my life project website (Lifefolio module).Continue reading

Start of my incubation phase 2/3

Resumed both the development of my NetPlusUltra® web program (proof-of-concept testing in the field of web business creation), and the instruction work on hold since 11/2009, as the long pending funding issue is still not settled (read also: https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/).Continue reading

Resumed practice of leisure swimming

Which I have been practicing on a regular basis as a compensation sport since then.Continue reading

Registered to the Badminton Club

  • On a 1-year trial basis (as a compensation sport).
  • At the Montpellier Badminton Club, in the Hérault (34) department.
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Start of my incubation phase 1/3

Development of my web incubation formula (initial feasibility assessment in the field of web business creation).Continue reading

Start of the "BnB" family project

In Aigues-Mortes, in the Gard (30) department.Continue reading

4-month freelance mission

Freelance Project Manager (tourism):
  • Assessment of the business potential pertaining to an aquarium project.
  • PM focus on feasibility: sectorial analysis and project implementation.
  • Presentation of related results to the project initiator.
  • Places of work: Vaucluse (84) department, Aigues-Mortes (home office).
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End of my postgraduate Marketing program

Obtained my Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies ("Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées") in Marketing.Continue reading

Start of my traineeship in Marketing

Project Manager in the field of Knowledge Management at Genesys Conferencing:
  • Pre-audit pertaining to the deployment of a Document Management System (Marketing Department).
  • PM focus on capitalization: research, planning, counseling and training.
  • Presentation of related results to the International Marketing Director.
  • Postgraduate traineeship report on Knowledge Management.
  • Place of work: Genesys Conferencing headquarters in Montpellier.
  • Traineeship ending on 2002-09-27.
Computer tools (Microsoft environment):
  • Marketing studies (internet watch): Copernic Agent Professional.
  • Traineeship (DMS): Pragmatech Proposal Automation Suite (with a trip to London as part of the training).
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Start of my postgraduate Marketing program

Class of 9/11.

On the agenda:
  • Six months of theory on market research and auditing (as applied to and through business simulation games, strategic implementation, benchmarking).
  • Six months of traineeship at Genesys Conferencing (in the field of web conferencing).
  • Program ending on 2002-09-30.
Place of training: University of Montpellier 1, Department 5 of Economic and Social Administration.Continue reading

Start of my "Personalized Action Plan"

Laid the groundwork for the matrix-enabled therapeutical modelling of my life path:
  • Searched for a postgraduate degree program in the field of multimedia.
  • Prepared for self-salaried independent telework.
  • Helped organize "operation bac+10" (reunion with senior high school classmates).
In 05/2001, registered to the postgraduate Marketing program of Montpellier 1 University.

In 06/2001, bought a Netbook (Microsoft environment):
  • Office Automation: MS Windows ME (MS Works, WordPerfect Office 2000).
  • Music therapy: Windows Media Player.
Read also: https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/files/category-issue-4.html.Continue reading

3rd indefinite-term contract: trial period

Jr. Consultant, P&M France SARL (Strategic Consulting):
  • Pre-audit pertaining to supply chain reengineering at the customer's site (automobile sector).
  • PM focus on BPR: project planning, managing and migrating databases, implementing change matrixes.
  • Presentation of related results to the Project Manager.
  • User environment: Microsoft.
  • Place of work: Lyon region in the Ain (01) department.
  • Trial period terminated in 03/2001.
Read also:
  • https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/files/category-issue-3.html.
  • https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/files/category-issue-5.html.
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Aiming for independence

Read more about this early reorientation at:
https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/files/category-issue-2.html.Continue reading

Return to France

  • Interruption of the trial period because of a persistent non-localizable problem of sectarian harassement (which escalated from diffused to characterized since 05/2000).
  • Re-settled in Aigues-Mortes, nuked into a troubleshooter.
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Y2K bug (!)

An unexpected episode of cognitive saturation forces me to take 15 days of sick leave in France.

Read also:
  • https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/journey/files/category-flash-forward.html.
  • https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/funding/files/category-issue-1.html.
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Return to Germany

Temporarily settled (at a colleague's apartment) in Munich-Unterhaching (Land of Bavaria).Continue reading

New employment opportunity

In 08/1999, on the occasion of my documentary research activities, which I was carrying out from home, where I had set up my « second office », I came across a job offer for a « Localization Project Manager » position to be filled in Los Angeles, as I was browsing through job descriptions as part of the benchmarking phase of my audit. The offer was posted on the website of Bowne Global Solutions, a subsidiary of the Bowne & Co. company, headquartered in New York.

Since I was curious about the perception of my own profile in this area, I decided to email an application, to which the recruiting agent answered that the position had just been filled, but that my resume would be kept for other such opportunities. Indeed, I was contacted in 09/1999 by the offices of Los Angeles, Paris and Munich for a similar position in Munich, with a possible future relocation to the United States. From « let's see what happens », I quickly migrated over to « why not? ».

The recruitment process by videoconference was finalized in 12/1999, with a new job initially supposed to start in 02/2000, postponed to 04/2000.Continue reading

Cross-functional HRM mission

Audit of the translation perimeter, until early 2000:
  • Pre-audit pertaining to translation management reengineering (at Group level).
  • PM focus on transversal auditing: information and knowledge management, benchmarking, counseling, training.
  • Presentation of related results to the CEO.
Within the context of this project:
  • I expanded my knowledge of business computing: MS Windows NT4 (Office 97, Outlook Express); IBM Lotus Smart Suite Millennium, Lotus Notes 4.6.
  • I studied myself into Computer Assisted Translation and software localization: TRADOS Translator's Workbench, IBM TranslationManager, ATRIL Déjà Vu, STAR Transit.
  • In 08/1999, I took part in the XVth World Congress of the International Federation of Translators in Belgium.
  • In 09/1999, I participated in an advanced training seminar on Computer Assisted Translation, organized by the Department of Applied Linguistics of Saarland University.
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New market opportunities

Upon return, I would lay the ground for an exploration of the European translation market, and within this context:
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Leisure trip to the United States

…15 days off, at last!

On the agenda:
  • One week in Washington D.C.
  • One week in New York City.
  • B&B accomodation.
Throughout my touristic travels, I also considered the « live and work in the US » scenario.Continue reading

Gulliver's Travels (Syndrom)

As of 08/1998, within the context of the preparation of an upcoming leisure trip to the United States, I considered the possibility to work as a sworn translator with an embassy. Which I eliminated, once on the spot, in favor of the "I'd rather take two weeks off" scenario.Continue reading

New exploratory phase

The delivery of my master’s thesis, eight months after I entered active life, would mark the beginning of a new practical exploratory phase, during which I would assess the professional perspectives in the area of language services. For the same reason as at the beginning of my studies, I crossed-out the "international organization" scenario for good.

Read also:
  • https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/journey/files/category-future-pending.html.
  • https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/journey/files/category-the-net-1-2-3.html.
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First indefinite-term contract

First indefinite-term contract of employment with the International Division of the Royal Canin Group (resigned in 03/2000).

My mission, as an International Division Assistant:
  • Operational interface between the International Division and its expatriated Area Managers.
  • PM focus on information management as applied to international trade.
  • Organization of international seminars.
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Reporting (Business Performance Management): Comshare Commander Prism.
Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel.Continue reading

Return to the South of France

Settled in Aigues-Mortes, in the Gard (30) department.Continue reading

Eleventh semester of academic studies

Last semester (on the job) dedicated (after office hours) to my master's thesis, as an integral part of the examinations closing the cycle of specialization.

Civilization study on corporate culture, with a special focus on:
  • Corporate identity: planning, conducting and debriefing interviews.
  • Cross-cultural management: relations between the Group's headquarters and its German subsidiary.
  • User environments: IBM (at the office) and Microsoft (when working at home).
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel; with one trip to the Group's German subsidiary in Cologne.
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Tenth semester of academic studies

Summer semester of 1997, entirely dedicated to the preparation of the final examinations closing my second academic cycle, which I successfully passed in 09-10/1997.

In 08/1997, third internship (of one month) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: export sales administration of the Royal Canin production site in F-30470 Aimargues.
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Eighth semester of academic studies

At the end of the summer semester of 1996, second internship of two months (07 & 08/1996) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel.
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Seventh semester of academic studies

At the end of the winter semester of 1995/96, first three-month internship (02/1996-04/1996) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • On-the-job learning of office automation: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel.
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Earned my driver's license

  • In Lunel (Hérault department).
  • Obtained my license in 04/1995.
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Regular practice of leisure mountain biking

During my semester holidays in Marsillargues (Hérault department), until 1997.Continue reading

Student job in the hotel business

  • Until 1994-08-31: operational management of a beach snack-bar.
  • Place of work: Hôtel de la Plage, F-34280 La Grande-Motte.
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Taking up new secondary residence

My mother and her German companion relocate to Marsillargues in the Hérault (34) department, where I would spend my academic semester holidays (3 months in the winter, and another 3 in the summer), for the exception of examination periods (1997).Continue reading

Return to Germany

  • Settled in Koblenz (State of Rhineland-Palatinate).
  • Read also: https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/journey/files/category-future-pending.html.
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Entry into tenth grade

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Entry into ninth grade

  • Transition into adulthood: year 1/3.
  • Passed the "BEPC" examination (Junior Secondary Education Certificate, or French national diploma).
  • Frédéric Mistral Junior High School, F-34400 Lunel.
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Registration to the athletics club

Fernand Brunel sports complex in F-34400 Lunel.Continue reading

Entry into eighth grade

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Departure for the South of France

Settled in Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze, in the Gard (30) department (Camargue region).Continue reading

Entry into seventh grade

Camille Pissarro Junior High School, F-94210 La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire.Continue reading

Entry into sixth grade

  • Chose German as a first foreign language.
  • Discovered and practiced team sports such as handball, basketball and volleyball, as part of my 4-year Junior High School program.
  • Camille Pissarro Junior High School, F-94210 La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire.
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Registration to the horse riding club

  • Practiced horse-riding as a sport until 1987, and as a leisure activity until 1990.
  • At the equestrian centre "Les Bagaudes" in Marolles-en-Brie.
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Entry into fifth grade

  • Transition into adolescence: year 3/3.
  • As part of the school program, discovery of ice-skating and horse-riding (green classroom at the equestrian centre "Les Bagaudes").
  • Michelet Primary School ("École Primaire Michelet A"), F-94210 La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire.
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Entry into fourth grade

  • Transition into adolescence: year 2/3.
  • Michelet Primary School ("École Primaire Michelet A"), F-94210 La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire.
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Entry into third grade

  • Transition into adolescence: year 1/3.
  • Michelet Primary School ("École Primaire Michelet A"), F-94210 La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire.
  • Read also: https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/journey/files/category-harlem-shuffle.html.
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Relocation

Moved to Ormesson-sur-Marne in the Val-de-Marne (94) department.Continue reading

Entry into second grade

  • Seaside class in La Baule, in the Loire-Atlantique (44) department.
  • Michelet Primary School ("École Primaire Michelet A"), F-94210 La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire.
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Entry into primary school

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Departure to France

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