Born 1982, I spent my teenage years witnessing and exploring the rise of the internet. Since, I have been able to gather professional experience in a number of technologies: everything from network security and setting up Sendmail-based mail servers 📨, doing computer games development in C++ and DirectX 🎮, via Java business software 💼 up to web applications with Ruby On Rails 💎 and real-time data processing applications with Vert.x ✈️.
When I’m not sitting in front of a computer screen, trying out new technology, you might find me hiking along the Rhine, the alps or other terrain 🗻. Or maybe I’m meeting with friends for a night of boardgaming or pen&paper roleplaying 🎲. Also I like playing various stringed instruments 🎸, but unfortunately this hobby had to take a back seat the last couple of years.