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At the age of 14, I started coding websites for a media company - while being the only person in my class with my own e-mail address at the time.
Founded the once largest german community website for LGBT youngsters.
Started using SuSE Linux 6 back in 1998, exclusively switched to desktop linux and started contributing to FOSS projects during university.
Wrote my thesis paper about design and implementation of a video streaming server on a Dreambox digital satellite receiver.
Discovered and mastered the GStreamer multimedia framework while working in R&D for Dream Multimedia.
Enjoying the company of fellow hackers in maker spaces and on conferences and congresses around the world.
In my free time, I like trying to save the world by running a local repair initiative. With regular appearances in a live show on German national public television, I'm promoting repairability and sustainability to a vast audience.
Living in my quiet little village surrounded by peaceful nature, I enjoy working in home office.
Years of professional experience
Conference talks held
Years working with Linux
Years hacking on PCs
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Hochschule Aschaffenburg, Germany
Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) Elektro- und Informationstechnik
Specialization in microcomputer technology
Repair-Café Aschaffenburg & Repair-Café Kahlgrund, Germany
Founder, organizer and repairer in voluntary repair initiatives
Live television appearance as repairs expert in ARD Buffet on a regular basis
Schaffenburg e.V., Germany
Active member and former president of the local maker space
Campoint AG, Seligenstadt, Germany
Make.TV Streaming Media Technologies GmbH, Cologne, Germany
acquired in 2020 by LTN Global Communications Inc, Columbia, MD
Multimedia Labs GmbH / Dreambox, Lünen, Germany
Purple Gecko Design & Technik, Mömbris, Germany
Behold my 1337 skills