Project Description

Development of a currency converter based on Microsoft technologies

About the company
Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company, headquartered in London with more than 120k employees. Apart from investment banking, Barclays is organized into four core businesses: personal banking, corporate banking, wealth management, and investment management.

The challenge
Converting currencies is a complex process. At the time when Germany switched from the Deutsche Mark to the Euro, it was a really exciting time for me. It was my first project in my career for a big player customer in which I developed a tool based on VB.NET to convert the entire accounts from the old to the new currency for the customers. Adherence to the project deadlines was absolutely important here. The biggest challenge was to develop the software so efficiently that it could convert the accounts and amounts of hundreds of thousands of customers at a very high speed.

Special thanks
I especially want to say thanks to Barclays, who gave me the confidence in such an important project for them.

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