I like to talk about a lot of various things, but when it comes to talking about myself, it becomes way more difficult for me. As a consequence, this section has taken by far the most time when I wrote it. Nevertheless, I’ll try to do my best. So let me start talking about myself, I am:
My primary occupation is, not surprisingly, in the IT sector. From a private passion for building and working with computers raised a profession that nowadays is responsible for my daily living. I started back in the mid-eighties when a soldering iron was key to assembling computers. It was a time before computers became widely used in private households. Usually, there was no operating system in place and instead, a simple programming language like BASIC was started directly from a chip on the motherboard. As a consequence, you had to program everything yourself but you have gotten on the other hand a really good insight into how computer technology works. In the end, this was an excellent experience for me and still helps me to drive various IT challenges efficiently.
But, as time goes by, it’s not only the hair that becomes greyer, my profession has slightly changed as well. It’s still within the IT business, but my role moved away from pure technical problem-solving towards project and team-leading, IT architecture as well as contract negotiations. The good thing is that these constant moves keep my mindset fresh and I still learn a lot of new things every day. This is challenging but worth doing.
Besides my day-by-day profession, I engage in the open-source scene where I, at least from time to time, contribute to open-source projects. Also, most of my private projects are open-source projects. You’ll find them if you click on projects in the upper left of my website. Besides all the time I spend on IT, I enjoy driving a motorcycle, and for some years also on the racetrack which is really big fun. I share more information about this excellent hobby under the link Motorrad (German).