I grew up in East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain. I wrote my first BASIC program on a Sinclair Spectrum ZX81 in 1984 and never looked back. I got a Master's degree in Computer science from the Dresden University of Technology in 1996.
My first job after college was with American Management Systems. From 1996 through 2001, I worked in Sweden, The Netherlands, Berlin, and Great Britain. My next job was at Mundwerk, a start-up in Berlin, from 2001 to 2002. I then became a contractor in 2003.
My biggest adventure so far began in 2004 — Seldon Systems, a software product start-up near Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. For 12 years, I was the VP of Engineering and led the development of a monitoring software product. My co-founder and I successfully sold that company in 2016.
From 2017 to 2019, I was a Java contract developer in Stuttgart, Germany. I followed my wife to Milton Keynes, U.K., in July 2019. Here I just embarked on a new adventure: A SaaS start-up where I'm the sole developer for the web and mobile apps.