About me

Hey there! Let me give you a quick tour of my journey in the tech world and my cats. Picture me as the kind of person who’s petting the cat on his lap as they are navigating the intricacies of the latest programming language.

Tech Journey: A Quick Glance

🔍 Systems enthusiast: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris/Illumos
🌐 Behind the magic at anycast.io since its early days
🛤 Tech highlights:
C/C++ (1997): Got a Linux and C Bible when i was 12
Perl/CGI (1999): Well it was the newest stuff on the block back then
PHP (2004): It sucked right from the start
Java (2005): Curiosity lead me to Tapestry 5
Ruby (2006): An early bird with Ruby on Rails
Python (2007): The good old django days
Objective-C (2008): Early bird iOS App Development
Scala (2009): Performance led me here & became a part of liftweb.net
Java (2012): Worked heavily with Akka and Netty
Golang (2014): My main go-to for daemons ever since
Elixir (2019): Exploring the wonders of the Phoenix Framework

2008 - 2009: Diving into iOS & Scala

Worked at Esirion AG, marking my territory in iOS with gems like GPS Astro, MR Wetter, Fürth App, Ski Weather, Yachting Weather, and SIEMENS Hörmagazin.

2010 - 2012: Going Solo with Scala & Liftweb

Embraced entrepreneurship with Bettag Systems UG (haftungsbeschränkt), your go-to for IT Consulting and AI Seminars.

Shared my expertise at the Scala LiftOff in London with a talk titled Liftweb In the Real World - a hyper polyglots tale.

And oh, 2012? A golden year as I joined the Liftweb community officially.

2013 - 2019: The Era of Golang

Performance woes led me to the doors of Golang. It’s been a mainstay for projects needing the real scale since.

2019 - 2023+: Explorations with Elixir & Golang

Found a new love in Elixir’s Phoenix Framework - an absolute delight for any developer. Sometimes, pairing Elixir frontends with Golang daemons creates the perfect blend.

My German TikTok and YouTube Channel

If you’re as fascinated by AI as I am, you’re in for a treat! I’ve embarked on a new journey with my AI Nerd series on YouTube and TikTok.

Every day, I showcase intriguing, new AI applications. Whether you’re a fellow techie, a curious mind, or someone who’s just marveling at the wonders of AI - there’s something for everyone. Dive into the world of AI with me:

🎥 YouTube: AI Nerd
📱 TikTok: AI Nerd

Join the community, share your thoughts, and let’s nerd out on the latest in AI together! 🤓🚀