I am a dedicated team player, constantly learning and teaching, who loves to tinker with new exciting stuff and has LOTS of fun doing so.
Things I currently tinker with: Node.js, CoffeeScript, Arduino, New input devices (LeapMotion, MYO), Responsive design & Mobile first
Other things I really like: Business Idea Generation & Entrepreneurship, Gaming, Media, International Travel, Movies, Food, European & American history
My current status: Starting to work at ThoughtWorks Germany (Hamburg) in January 2014
My current location:
Berlin / Hamburg / Munich, Germany
Prior locations: Chicago, IL, USA / Berlin, Germany
I took out a loan and moved from Berlin to Chicago to focus 4 months on coding. I attended and graduated Dev Bootcamp Chicago and spent 90+ hours each week studying modern full stack web technologies and pair programming.
I love pair programming and I try to get most out of every pairing session. I have
good sense of humor, an ability to
communicate well and experience in interacting with
diverse international teams. I am also willing to put in the time needed to
get the job done.
Anonymous comments from pairing partners I've paired with:
"I really enjoyed pairing with you. I like your hunger to not only produce the right code, but understand the reasoning behind why that code works." "Our styles are a little different, but I get inspired by your tenacity and excitement about solving problems." "Honestly, you're a pretty good partner to have. Keep it up!"
There is a saying in medical education that says that a procedure is best taught, by
doing one and
teaching it to another person.
After learning myself from great mentors and peers in pairing sessions, I spent the last four weeks at Dev Bootcamp being a
teaching assistant for younger students, primarily helping getting unstuck,
debugging code and
refactoring to achieve a better
Recently, I also became a coach/mentor for
Rails Girls Berlin!
I am curious person and I am passionate about what I am doing!
three facts why:
FACT 1: My biggest hobby, by far, is the
generation of business ideas and the creation of
FACT 2: I love
traveling the globe,
meeting new people from all over the place, eating
interesting food and visiting
new exciting technologies is awesome! Currently I am totally hooked on new input devices such as the
Due to my prior experience
running an internet startup, working at an
internet incubator and
consulting experience, I have a round profile that extends the profile of just being technical.
- I can
communicate well. Not only with technical, but
also non-technical people
- I worked at a lot of clients before and can adapt pretty well to
new working environments
- I did a lot of
financial modelingand know how to
work within a budget
- I am
empathic of clients(internal and external) and have
business savvyat the same time
ledand worked as
part of a teambefore
If you are interested in my
resume you can find it right here
Iterim CTO - Full Stack / August 2013 - Octobre 2013
what: Full stack (Rails, OO JS, HTML, CSS) app project in Munich with team management responsibilities my focus: Full app
SpotifyMotion - Node.js / September 2013
what: Node.js app (webkit), packaged as OSX app for LeapMotion. Submitted to the Airspace Store my focus: Full app
iTunesMotion - Node.js / September 2013
what: Node.js app (webkit., packaged as OSX app for LeapMotion. Submitted to the Airspace Store my focus: Full app
Raise Your Hand - Rails (Final project at Dev Bootcamp) / Juli 2013
Photooverflow - Rails / Juli 2013
what: StackOverflow clone geared towards photographers (group project) my focus: Backend setup, model and integration testing
Insideguide - Sinatra / June 2013
what: App based on the Google maps API to create custom travel guides. my focus: Full app
Survey Monster - Sinatra / June 2013
NFL Scraper - Ruby / May 2013
what: Scraper for the player names and teams of NFL.com. my focus: Full app after 2 weeks of Ruby programming