About Me

I grew up in a small town near Bremen, and now live in Oldenburg, north-western Germany. I love this area, and the climate of the North Sea, and hope to stay here for a long time. My hobbies include martial arts, sailing, swimming, skating, free running, fantasy role playing games, and playing the drums. I am a follower of classical virtues – kindness and compassion have a big meaning in my life.

My first contact with computers was my father's 80286 running DOS 4. I began scripting with batch files, then I learned to program in Pascal and C++. Windows NT 5 became a long-term favorite before I eventually got attracted by Ubuntu and Debian Linux.

After finishing school in 1999 with major subjects mathematics and physics, I took a year of social service. I started university in 2000 and finished in 2008 with a diploma in computer science with environmental science. My focuses were on modeling and simulation as well as validation and fault localization. In 2000 I also co-founded a small company to offer knowledge and skills about computers and to support my studies.

In 2008 I got employed by the department of software solutions and renewable energies at BTC Business Technology Consulting AG to work on the standardized and maintainable integration of decentralized energy facilities into smart grid infrastructures as part of eTelligence, a research project on renewable energies. Software configuration management became another focus of mine, and I re-discovered a favor for quality assurance and quality management. In later years, my focus at work shifted towards DevOps with Jenkins and Docker.

In 2012 I took over leading the Bujinkan Training Group Oldenburg. In 2013 I was travelling through New Zealand for two months — a very intensive experience that significantly affected my life. In 2015 I got a co-leader status of a medium-sized GW2 guild and attained full lead some time later. In 2017 I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. In 2019 I had an amazing opportunity to visit Japan for a month for training in the Honbu Dojo and for some traveling.

I'm a generalist. I love variety. I am a little different.


You are Debian Linux. People have difficulty getting to know you. Once you finally open your shell they're apt to love you.

You are .html You are versatile and improving, but you do have your limits. When you work with amateurs it can get quite ugly.

You are C++. You are very popular and open to suggestions. Many have tried to be like you, but haven't been successful.

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