Who am I?

January 16th, 2006

Hi,

I’m Zoltan, or Zoli. Zoltan (the official and more formal version of my name) is a pretty common surname in Hungary and etimologically it comes from the turkish word sultan, which was the title of the ruler of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire. The name found its way in Hungarian while the country was occupied by said Empire between about 1600 and 1750 and curiously, doesn’t seem to exist in any other language. You might have heard about are Zoltan Kodaly, whom I share my surname with, an acclaimed Hungarian music theorist of the twentieth century. 

Zoli is the nickname of Zoltan and my friends and family call me that way. Also, I found that in an English-speaking environment, people generally find it easier to pronounce Zoli (pronounce as: Zo-lee) than Zoltan, so I use it more often in those circles. Conversely, German-speaking people seem to be better at coming to terms with Zoltan, which makes me frequent the official version of my name while in Germany.

I indeed live in Germany. I graduated recently from college with a Masters Degree of Computer Science and started working at an IT consulting company in Frankfurt. Right now, I’m in Heidelberg on a project during the week and (usually) in Frankfurt over the weekends. You can find out more about me in the – surprise! – About me section.

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