Current Situation

Currently, I am a senior at Holbein-Gymnasium Augsburg, a university/college-preparatory school. It may be interesting to know that Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the Diesel engine. Beside studies, I spend my time reading about various topics, i.a. Computer Science, politics and philosophy or programming some projects. Additionally, I play the guitar (acoustic and electric) and write as well, as can be seen on this blog.

Experience

Work

  • July 30th - Aug 10th, 2018
    • Software Development Intern
    • At Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG, Leipzig
    • Throughout this internship, I worked on two internal tools (+ programming languages/technologies):
      • Mac Menu Bar (Objjuniorective-C)
      • Safari Browser Extension (Swift, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, jQuery)
    • Besides, I got insights into some procedures in Software Development, as well as in design at Ulysses.
  • Aug 9th - Sep 8th, 2017
    • Software Development Intern
    • At tresmo GmbH, Augsburg
    • What I’ve learned by digitalizing a foosball table:
      • Plan architecture (Backend, technologies, etc.)
      • Node.js (REST), Express and Socket.io for backend
      • Vue.js & Vuex for frontend
  • August 2015, 4 days
    • Graphic Design Internship
    • At cobe GmbH, Munich
    • My tasks at this rather short internship (Tuesday - Friday) were:
      • Cut-out players for the iOS application KKSTR/Kickbase
      • Prepare some parts for the Press Kit of an iOS application (e.g. iPhone mockups)
    • Had to commute daily, which was somewhat unplesant, but bearable

Conclusion: Thanks to these internships, I’ve concluded that I do not want to work at agencies in the future. I am very grateful for these opportunities and for all that I have learnt while being there.

Additional

  • May 2018
    • Jugend hackt Cologne, 3-days-hackathon
    • The team was made of: Two guys, two mentors and myself
    • Worked on syncslate, a video-cutting tool
      • Used C++
      • Worked with Open Broadcaster Software
      • Worked with FFmpeg
  • October 2017
    • Jugend hackt Tokyo, 3-days-hackathon
    • The hackathon was part of a week’s trip to Tokyo
    • The team was made of: Two Chinese girls, One German mentor and myself
    • Worked on EUREKA, a VR culture exchange app
      • Used Go and GraphQL for the backend
      • Used Swift and iOS for the “barebone” iOS app
  • October 2016
    • Jugend hackt Berlin, 3-days-hackathon
    • The team was made of: Two other guys, three girls, our mentor Leo and myself
    • We worked on DaDaDaDemo, a demonstration organizing platform
    • My contributions were:
      • Some frontend code
      • Introducing one of the girls to UX and UI
      • UX sketches

Future

Studies/Work

Finals exams are coming up in Spring 2019, afterward, I would like to major in Computer Science, preferably in the US or at Technical University of Munich. As of now, I believe I’d like to focus on IT Security, as well as Machine Learning/Artifical Intelligence. What may come post-academics, I haven’t thought of as of now. Working at companies such as Dropbox or Spotify seems worthwhile, though becoming a professor and/or researcher is at least as tempting.

Living

Eventually, I’d love to live in the west of the US. Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Phoenix seem great.

Preferences/Personality/Knowledge

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Myers-Briggs: INTP (Sometimes INFP; Introversion and Extroversion close)
  • Music Artists: Brockhampton, Tame Impala, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5/The Jacksons
  • Coding langs: Haskell, Rust, Swift
  • Politics: Communism
  • Diet: Vegetarianism
  • Religion: It’s complicated
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual
  • Languages: German, English; Spanish (3rd year, school)
  • Heritage: German/Bavarian; Northern-Italian (Maternal great-great-grandmother)