So far I’ve worked for dozens of clients on small and large-scale products and have experience in helping teams and products to succeed. My front-end development and project management expertise is very valued by my clients.
In 2017, I founded Colloq with two colleagues to pursue my view on ethics, values, technical best-practices and organizing modern work. Colloq is an event platform that lets you explore the valuable content from conferences, meetups and more.
Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to make if profitable quickly enough so Colloq shut down on March, 31st 2021.
Since a couple of year already I’m authoring the WDRL, a weekly newsletter for the frontend developer community that’s read by thousands of people and very well-known.
I also wrote a monthly summary for Smashing Magazine, one of the best known webdesign resources today and wrote several other articles for them already.
See a couple of projects I worked on
- Colloq, an event organisation platform startup. Developed from scratch in a team of three over four years.
- The Greenpeace International website where I helped organise the workflow and project and CMS setup as well as the frontend base components and templates.
- The Vaillant web where I helped build a website ecosystem as one of the frontend team leads that works for global rollouts, local spin-off websites as well as building a huge frontend component system.
- BLÄK where I worked on the frontend in a team of two together with an agency.
- At Laterpay I was lead frontend and performance engineer for three years, followed by two years as Engineering Manager.
- SAP Datacenter (offline)
- ADAC Camping (offline)
Here are some smaller projects that I did solo:
- Schaufel & Gabel Gemüsebau, a Kirby CMS based website of vegetables growers (my brother and I).
- Forum Kapellgärten, a Squarespace based website for environmental workshops and seminars.
- Praxis Dr. Lidzba / Kempf, a Kirby CMS based website of a doctors’ practice.
For over five years I participated as one of five hosts in the German Workingdraft podcasts and recorded dozends of episodes about front-end work including a lot of guest experts before I resigned in 2018 to focus on other projects.
I regularly write articles for magazines like Smashing Magazine, net magazine, Screenguide, T3N, CSS-Tricks, and have co-authored two books so far.
I’ve spoken at several national and international web development conferences.
I have years of experience in organizing smaller and larger inclusive tech events.
Together with four other people I organize an after-work front-end development conference called NightlyBuild from 2014 – 2018 once a year. It has been sold out each year and featured 6 international speakers.
The PUBKON conference was one of the most known and largest German publishing events, and took place yearly between 2012 and 2015. The three day event featured 15-20 speakers—a well-crafted mixture of high-level speakers and new talents. It included a full day of in-depth workshops the day before the conference. I was one of three organizers and I discontinued our work on it in 2015 to focus my effort on the front-end industry which I’m working in.
InDesign User Group Munich Meetups
For five years I co-organized the InDesign User Group Munich meetups together in a team of three with about 6–7 events per year.
MODX User Group Munich Meetups
The MODX User Group Munich meetups (~4 per year) were organized by me for about two years before I handed over the group’s administration to a colleague.