My name is Beat Kiener. I currently work for Glaux Soft as a Software Architect. Glaux Soft is an ISV located in Bern (Switzerland).
My interests are very much set on Microsoft .NET platform (Silverlight, Rich Internet Applications, WPF, WCF, LINQ).
Origin and meaning of my first name “Beat” (it’s has nothing to do with music):
The boy name Beat is pronounced as following: B as in “be (B.IY)” ; IY as in “eat (IY.T)” ; T as in “tea (T.IY)”. Beat is used predominantly in the German language and its origin is Latin. Beat has the meaning bringer of joy. Derived from the element ‘beatus’ meaning blessed. Beatus (Latin) is an original form of Beat. The name is common in the German-speaking parts of Switzerland. It owes its popularity to the semi-legendary hermit Saint Beatus of Beatenberg, who is considered the apostle of Switzerland. The name Beate (German) is the female version of Beat. Names that sound like Beat include Bat (English), Beath (German), Betto (Italian), Béda (Czech), Bodo (German), Beato (Italian and Spanish), and Bieito (Galician).