Hey there! 👋 Let me take you back to my school
days, where my journey with programming began. The
first language I got my hands on was Java. Truth be
told, it didn't click immediately, but as the fog of
confusion started lifting, I began to see the
limitless possibilities that come with programming.
It felt like unlocking a new level in a game.
My initial projects were humble - starting with a
simple calculator. But you know how it goes, once
the ball starts rolling, there's no stopping. My
ambitions grew and led me to create a Mandelbrot set
generator before my Java class even ended. It's
essentially a mathematical formula that creates
visually captivating images, combining the beauty of
mathematics with art.
You can take a peek at the refined version. It's a testament to how one can continually grow
and innovate. I hope it inspires you as much as it
did me. 🚀
Voluntary Work 🤝
Let's switch gears and talk about a venture close to
my heart: CodeClubMG. 🌟 This incredible association
paves the way for the young tech enthusiasts,
opening the coding realm to kids aged 11 and up.
When I stumbled upon CodeClubMG, I felt an instant
connection. It was an opportunity to not just grow
as a developer but to give back, sharing my
learnings and projects.
Now, here's where the adventure kicks in: My first
mission was to develop an iOS mobile app for CodeClubMG.
The catch? I had zero experience in iOS development!
But, never one to back down, I dived headfirst into Swift
and managed to build a fully functional app. That was
not just an achievement; it was a milestone that opened
doors for me within CodeClubMG.
As I integrated features into the app, I evolved
from being a participant to taking on the mantle of
a mentor, guiding developers through the mystique of
iOS development. 🍏
But wait, there's more! Next on my project list was
spicing up the CodeClubMG website with a custom
coding challenges platform. I loved every moment of
this project, collaborating with fellow developers
and enriching my web development skills.
My last project at CodeClubMG was contributing to
the reconstruction and redesign of their learning
platform. This revamp was particularly crucial
during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it provided a
simple way for teachers to interact with their
students remotely. 🖥️
Through these projects, not only did I grow as a
developer but also realized the sheer joy in
fostering a nurturing environment for the next
generation of coders.
Now, let's talk about the cherry on top. 🍒 As a
testament to the effort and dedication I poured into
these projects, I was presented with an exciting
opportunity. I was offered a paid position as a web
developer at imat-uve gmbh! imat-uve is an
innovative automotive validation and consulting
company here in Germany.
This was a turning point in my journey. Stepping
into the professional world with a company was the
kind of validation that all those late nights and
endless lines of code were building towards. It was
an affirmation that when passion meets perseverance,
remarkable things happen. 🚀
Work at imat-uve 💻
At imat-uve, I'm thrilled to be part of a dynamic
team that's crafting an ERP system aimed at
innovating and transforming automotive validation
processes. Essentially, we're building tech that
makes automotive material testing smarter and more
My role is pretty diverse; I get to work on both the
frontend and backend of the application. Plus, I'm
one who keeps an eye on the existing features,
ensuring they're running smoothly and are updated to
keep pace with changing needs. A key focus is
ensuring the system is future-proof allowing for
scalability and growth. 💪
One of the cool parts of being on this team is how
much I've learned. We work using agile methodologies
like Scrum which taught me a ton about effective
teamwork. I've also learned how to build large-scale
applications and how to write code that's clean and
easy to work with.
So, it's been an awesome blend of building,
learning, and growing. And it feels great to be part
of something big that can make a difference in the
automotive world. 🚀
Personal Development & Growth 🌱
When school days came to an end, I decided to hit
the pause button before jumping into the next big
thing. I took a gap year - but, oh boy, it was
anything but a break! I set out to sharpen my
skills, dive into personal projects, and basically
become a web development ninja. 🥋
During this time, I worked on an array of projects.
One that's particularly dear to me is the revamped
version of my Mandelbrot set explorer (remember, the
cool math-to-art one?). This time, I used Angular
and gave it a superpower with WebGL (thanks to
three.js) for rendering. The result? A whopping
1000x speed boost, making it a real-time explorer.
But wait, my coding marathon didn't stop there. I
built a custom markdown CMS, a music streaming bot
for Discord, and a chatbot with a dash of AI magic
from GPT-3. The rhythm game enthusiasts were not
forgotten - I crafted web apps, Chrome extensions,
and Twitch extensions centered around Beat Saber,
the popular VR rhythm game.
Of course, you can't sharpen your skills without
some knowledge infusion. I enrolled in courses like
"CS50: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with
Python" and "CS50: Introduction to Computer Science"
from HarvardX. I also cracked open the mysteries of
CSS with Kevin Powell's "CSS Demystified" and
refined my design prowess with Supercharge's
"Advanced Figma Course".
And cherry on top - I earned the "Professional Scrum
Master I" and "Professional Scrum Product Owner I"
certifications from Scrum.org. 📜
It doesn't end, though - I'm still coding, learning,
and building. Curious to see what I've been up to?
You can find most of my projects on my GitHub and Bitbucket.
So here I am, a year richer in experience and
knowledge, and ever excited about what's next in
this fantastic journey. 🌟
Bachelor's degree 🎓
Now, let's talk about my quest for higher education.
I initially set sail at Heinrich Heine University in
Düsseldorf, pursuing a computer science bachelor's
degree. However, I quickly realized my heart yearned
for something more practical, something that would
let me dive hands-on into the world of web
So, I made a switch! I moved to IU International
University of Applied Sciences and enrolled in the
bachelor's program for media computer science. This
was the perfect match! It's super hands-on, web
development-centric, and gives me that “Aha! This is
actually useful!” feeling when I learn. I'm
currently in the 4th semester out of 6, and let me
tell you, it's been quite the ride.
Here's a little sneak peek into the courses I've had
the pleasure of taking so far:
Fundamentals of Industrial Software Engineering
Basics of Object-Oriented Programming with Java
- Data Structures and Java Library
- Digital Media Formats
- Mathematics Fundamentals I
- Introduction to Academic Research
- Requirements Engineering
- Design and Ergonomics of User Interfaces
Design Fundamentals: Perception and
- Project: User Interface Design
- Programming Web Application Interfaces
Programming Industrial Information Systems with
Operating Systems, Computer Networks, and
- Data Modeling and Database Systems
- Design Thinking
- Digital Publishing
- Web Programming Fundamentals
- Project: Webshop Development
Each course has added valuable nuggets to my
treasure chest of knowledge, and I'm eager to see
what else is in store as I continue on this path.
I'm currently working on a blogging site called
Webry. It's a place where I can share my knowledge
I've gained over the years and help others on their