Me in five terms:

  • OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris/Illumos geek
  • i used to code a lot of Ruby
  • then switched to Scala for almost a decade
  • now working with Golang
  • doing networking engineering
  • spare time pen testing

My passion is to learn languages (real and programming). I consider both german and english as my native tounge. Apart from that, i can read and talk a little bit french and spanish.

So far i’ve successfully done some larger projects in

  • Objective-C (iPhone/iPad)
  • Ruby (Rails and Merb / DataMapper and ActiveRecord)
  • Python (Django)
  • Java (Tapestry5 with Spring)
  • Perl (WWW::Mechanize)
  • Scala (Liftweb, Akka and Netty)
  • Golang

I have a strong PostgreSQL and BSD background and i despise people working with PHP and/or MySQL.

2009 to 2010 - iOS and Scala beginnings

Most of my time during 2009-2010, I spent working for Esirion AG where i developed iOS-based applications in the past. You can find a list of applications on their official website here. I layed the cornerstones for the following iOS Apps there: GPS Astro, MR Wetter, Fürth App (local city), Ski Weather, Yachting Weather as well as SIEMENS Hörmagazin.

Since i was self employed for so long, i am unable to work under normal conditions like 9-to-5. Like i always say if you pay peanuts, all you’ll get are monkeys.

2010 to 2012 - Scala and Liftweb Committer

So i’ve settled for my own small company called Bettag Systems UG (haftungsbeschränkt) where i offered server housing, DNS services, did penetration tests as well as contract programming for customers. I mainly did Scala coding and Unix Administration.

I also gave a Talk in October of 2011 at the Scala LiftOff in London called Liftweb In the Real World - a hyper polyglots tale.

In early 2012, i was voted in as Liftweb Committer which opened up a whole new world for me. The whole year was spent on Research and Development for things that i could build with Scala and all those amazing frameworks.

2013 - and

So in late 2012, after showing off things i did during the year, an opportunity for a merger turned up, resulting in Ltd.


I am very proud to be Director of Research and Development, as well as Network Operations at It’s been a pleasure working with everyone there and being able to what i love most. Hacking code and solving high scalability problems for customers.

If you are interested in what this new exciting company can do for you, feel free to check out our websites: - General IT - Everything from Serverhousing, IP Transit to Colocation - Ever needed a real-time Web-Message-Queue? - Always wanted to be notified about Network-Events live?