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I am a full-stack engineer & leader deeply interested in agile methodologies, web technologies, software crafting and teaching. I love creating products that help people and am fascinated with the human side of software development. I create and cortribute to a variety of open source projects, engage in a multitude of community events, enjoy attending and speaking at conferences.

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Liefery 11/2017 — 2/2019

Tech Lead

Helping operations and partners deliver packages on the same day. Lead a team of 15 together with the CTO, handling the day-to-day needs of the team.

Highlights
  • Help, mentor & guide colleagues through 1o1s, pairing sessions, pull request reviews and knowledge sharing sessions
  • Run retrospective and iteration meetings, continously adapting and improving processes
  • Architect and design features with the teams
  • Monitor application performance and fix performance problems
  • Screen and interview candidates
  • Gather problems and requirements to define and discuss solutions
  • Run integration projects with customers and other involved parties

Liefery 01/2017 — 11/2017

Senior Software Developer

Helping operations and partners deliver packages on the same day.

Highlights
  • Build and maintain applications to track shipments, plan tours and manage all required logistics data in Ruby on Rails, Elixir & Phoenix as well as JavaScript (AngularJS, React)
  • Identify and fix performance bottlenecks
  • Stepped in for the CTO during a sabbatical
  • Run retrospectives and others meetings

bitcrowd 01/2015 — 10/2016

Software Engineer and consultant

Building great applications, helping companies blossom. Work as part of a team or team lead on customer projects small and big.

Highlights
  • Introduced practices such as retrospectives and CI-servers
  • built the payment system for a big festival
  • Mentor juniors

Self-employed 05/2013 — 12/2014

Freelancer

Software engineer and instructor.

Highlights
  • Taught three introductory level web development courses at the Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Prepared material for an advanced level Ruby on Rails course
  • Built a website to show screencasts in a HTML friendly way using HTML5 and popcorn.js

Google Summer of Code (JRuby) 06/2013 — 09/2013

Google Summer of Code student

Student for the JRuby organization, working on the Shoes 4 code base improving performance, enhancing functionality and refactoring the code to achieve better readability and maintainability.

d:evolute 09/2012 — 03/2013

Ruby on Rails developer

Working on a Spree e-commerce application.

Hasso Plattner Institute 04/2010 — 07/2011

Student Assistant

Various jobs at the working group for Internet Technologies and Systems including working as a corrector for the lectures „Internet- and WWW-Technologies“ and „Internet Security“.

Conferences 05/2012 — current

Speaker, Program Committee Member & Organizer

I like to go to conferences, speak at them and helped organize some of them.

Highlights
  • Speaker at Ruby On Ice 2018 & 2019, Lambdadays 2018, Polyconf 2017, Full Stack Fest 2016, Rubyconf Portugal 2016, Rubyconf 2015 & more
  • Member of the program committee and a track host for "Monoliths and Microservices" and "Software Craftsmanship" at GOTO Berlin 2014
  • Organizer JRubyConf & eurucamp 2015

Ruby User Group Berlin 10/2012 — current

Main organizer

A monthly meetup about Ruby and related technologies in Berlin, with anywhere between 40-120 attendees. As the organizer I take care of venues, speakers moderation as well as communication. Co-created the Berlin Code of Conduct to ensure and promote a safe environment.

Rails Girls 06/2012 — current

Coach & Mentor

Rails Girls helps to diversify the tech community by teaching beginners how to program. I support Rails Girls Berlin by coaching at workshops and hackdays.

Highlights
  • Since March 2013 I coach a weekly project group, the rubycorns, helping attendees grow into Juniors & beyond
  • Created a well received introductory presentation for the workshops
  • Helped Rails Girls Summer of Code 2013 with the team selection process & mentoring two Rails Girls Summer of Code teams

benchee 06/2016 — current

Creator & Maintainer

Benchmarking library for elixir providing extensive statistics, hooks and an extensible formatting system.

simplecov 01/2017 — current

Maintainer

Premiere library for code coverage in Ruby. Cleaned up open PRs/issues and keep it clean and fixes released.

Shoes 06/2012 — current

Maintainer

An easy to use GUI toolkit written in Ruby, especiall helpful for teaching programming

Hasso Plattner Institute 2011 — 2014

Master in IT-Systems Engineering
Specialization:
Software architecture
Thesis:
Collaborative Learning in a Massive Open Online Course environment
Final Grade:
1.2 (A)

Blekinge Institute of Technology 08/2011 — 03/2012

ERASMUS Master in Software Engineering
Specialization:
Agile software project management

Hasso Plattner Institute 2008 — 2011

Bachelor in IT-Systems Engineering
Specialization:
Software architecture and online security
Thesis:
Event Adapters and Correlation in Process Engines
Final Grade:
1.3 (A-)
Highlights
  • Participated in a nine month, near full time team project developing a process engine
  • Participated in a fifty person Scrum project to build a Customer Relationship Management system

Friedrich Schiller Gymnasium 2001 — 2008

Secondary School
Specialization:
Computer science and mathematics
Final Grade:
1.0 (A)

Programming

  • Object Oriented Programming (Ruby, Smalltalk)
  • Functional Programming (Elixir, functional JavaScript)
  • Web frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Phoenix)
  • Design Patterns

Web Development

  • JavaScript/CoffeeScript
  • React
  • Angular
  • HTML
  • CSS

Enginneering Practices

  • agile Software Development (XP/Scrum)
  • Test Driven Development (RSpec, ExUnit, Jasmine...)
  • Pair Programming
  • Version Control (git)

Social Skills

  • Retrospectives
  • one-on-ones
  • Mentoring and Teaching
  • Empathy
  • Project Inception
German
Native Speaker
English
Full working proficiency
Swedish
Limited Working proficiency
French
Basic knowledge