My name is Marco Lüthy and I am 38 years old. This site is my weblog and homepage which I have actively been keeping up since 2000. That's a long time! Hoorah. Presently, I do contract and consulting work as a Web Applications Developer and attend TUJ (Temple University, Japan Campus) in Tokyo. I was born in Bern, Switzerland, lived in Ventura County in Southern California, U.S.A. for a while, and now find myself in Tokyo, Japan.

Work-In-Progress Resumé


Consultant & Contractor, Web Applications Development

January 2009 ~ Present

  • Created a course catalog (a.k.a. bulletin) site utilizing XML by leveraging OmniUpdate's CMS for content management, and PeopleSoft for course and schedule data for SUNY Stonybrook.

OmniUpdate, Inc.

Web Applications Developer (Previously: Web Developer;  Web Technician)

September 2005 ~ December 2008

  • Wrote training materials and documentation (presentation and lab manuals)
  • Prepared lectures and taught 1-3 day training workshops on XML, XSL, and related technologies within OmniUpdate's CMS product.
  • Fully redesigned/implemented company website and support documentation site
  • Lead implementation of bug tracking and resolution workflow using Bugzilla
  • Assisted in bug tracking and tracking software management
  • Participated in numerous interviews and assisted in hiring of five support employees including two for managerial positions, and one developer
  • Pioneered the usage of and leveraged XML, XSL, and XSL-FO utilizing XSLT in flagship CMS product for both internal and client services projects
  • Developed web-based video transcoding service called Transcode-It™ utilizing Ruby and the Rails framework.
  • Developed "start-page" product (OnePage™) akin to Netvibes or iGoogle targeted at HigherEd customers
  • Redesigned and maintained UI for flagship CMS product utilizing CSS, Javascript, JSON, and Prototype
  • Fixed and/or retooled broken or incorrectly coded (CSS, HTML, XHTML, JS) websites for many (and often well known) Higher Ed. institutions.


  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP, SQL
  • JavaScript (DHTML, AJAX: XML, JSON), Prototype, Scriptaculous, JQuery
  • FaceBook API, OpenSocial
  • Linux, Apache, MySQL; LAMP deployment, Sendmail, iptables
  • Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, OmniUpdate CMS, Finale Notepad, FinalScratch, GarageBand, Final Cut, OmniGraffle, Pages, Keynote, Numbers
  • Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
  • SaaS


Temple University, Japan Campus

BA, Communications, Minor in Japanese

January 2009 - December 2011 (Expected)

Moorpark College

August 2005 - December 2008

Brooks Institute of Photography

January 2005 - July 2005

Adolfo Camarillo High School

High School Diploma

August 2000 - June 2004