I’m a software developer from Berlin, working for Small Improvements.
I take a holistic approach to software development, combining my theoretical knowledge from studying CS with my practical experience in designing and implementing complex software systems.
I love my MacBook, I enjoy taking photos with my Nikon D90, I like music, movies, food and art.
born 1982 in Duisburg, Germany
currently living in Berlin
Steinbart Gymnasium Duisburg
Study of Applied Computer Science (10/2003 - 07/2009)
Technische Universität Dortmund
Main areas: heuristic optimization, graphical systems, compilers and hardware design
Tech Lead at Small Improvements 12/2017 - today
Senior Developer at Talon.One 01/2016 - 11/2017
Development of a React and Typescript based frontend to our promotion engine, including a visual expression tree editor.
Took part in creation of a simplified programming language that would allow customers to assemble complex rules in a simple and approachable way.
Training and mentoring junior developers in general programming topics and React in particular.
Open Source Evangelist at HitFox Group GmbH 05/2015 - 12/2015
Management of teams and processes in the TechDev department. Internal consulting in frontend technologies.
Development and mentoring the frontend course of the HitFox Academy for juniors and trainees.
Senior software developer at Contentful 11/2012 - 04/2015
Development of a cloud based content delivery infrastructure.
Lead engineer for the AngularJS based frontend.
Development and project management for 9elements GmbH 12/2007 - 10/2012
Working as a hired freelancer during my studies, employed since 10/2009.
Freelance work for PEKiP e.V. 04/2005 - 10/2012
Maintenance of several websites.
Internal software development for administration of members and courses.
General Freelance work 2004 - 2009
Several projects for customers not explicitly listed here.
Student assistant at ISF, Dortmund University 03/2007 - 12/2007
Development of FEM software in C++/OpenGL
Freelance work for Mediastar GmbH 02/2004 - 10/2007
Maintenance and administration of several Typo3-based websites.
Search engine optimization.
Setup and maintenance of the Websale eCommerce system.
Existing CMS have a legacy, page-centric view of the web. We created a new content management platform: API first, structured content and cloud-based. Contentful makes app content publishing simple. The user interface is a highly dynamic pure client-side web application, written in AngularJS and ShareJS.
An interactive HTML5-based presentation tool for telling stories about global economic dynamics. Developed in BackboneJS, Chaplin, Coffeescript with a Rails backend for Bertelsmann Stiftung. Open Source.
An image sharing site for Twitter that is suported by all major clients and hosting over 10 million images. Developed in Ruby on Rails.
Google Map Toolkit
Interactive Widget for Deutsche Telekom to display availability of data networks and points of interest in Germany. Highly customizable, developed in CoffeeScript on the front-end and Ruby on Rails with a PostgreSQL database for spatial data management in the backend.
BP Sales Presenter
Presentation tool for European Sales teams within BP. Developed in Flex 4.5, with client-server architecture, rights management and localization in 8 languages.