human, software developer, father of three, web citizen since 1996. Working with technology for 2 decades - always strives to improve.
Raised in a poor family and started early to educate himself. Curious for almost anything and everything. Even more so, if it involves science, technology or is for a common good. Highly sceptic about established rules that are derived from power or tradition instead of reason. Open source contributor since he first stepped into the global network. With a passion for everything related to knowledge transfer and open data.
open source business foundation member
Long-time member of the open source business foundation. The mission of the OSBF is, to create synergies between open source and businesses. Businesses should use open source where possible and invest in development to benefit from it and give back to the community at the same time.
does research and monitors technological trends within the industry, opting for the most relevant and sustainable technologies ever since. His technical expertise is of great use for companies at all sizes and thus works as a senior analyst and consultant.
worked as a software developer for over a decade, focussed on web technologies. Eventually become a trainer to educate others in using several open source frameworks and on improving development skills.
eventually become startup tutor for several reasons. Primarily for working with motivated and talented people. Also for being able to deliver high-grade software with strong constraints in time and budget.
taking everything learned from startups into enterprise companies. Consulting teams and development departments to make use of latest technology, methods and patterns. Setup projects and architectures for scaling business critical applications.
building high-performance and scalable web applications using multi-tier technology with a small footprint, nonetheless. Combines all his experience in a minimalistic, yet powerful way to achieve high quality products that are maintainable, flexible and can be easily re-aligned to new business requirements.
uses easy-to-use technology to allow for fast and easy iterating over ideas and concepts to see, what works and what not. Sticks with the best and improves from that on. Pushed the barrier of what is technically doable more than once to fulfill project requirements.
approaching problems from the base, disassembling every part that is involved in a certain topic. Then, get rid of everything that is not absolutely necessary to stay with only essentials and arrange them in the way, that just fits together. Forced to be honest and true about things, for a reason and sometimes with just gut-feeling and experience.
as long, as this is possible: tries to be happy about things, while improving all the bad parts of something. Sometimes not so easy to do, but being optimistic about everything helps. Makers gonna make, haters gonna hate…
with all there is to it: sometimes emotional, sometimes logical. Questioning the status quo and see where it leads to. Easy on swear words, loves metaphors to explain difficult topics and always open for a joke.