I was born in East Germany in 1978, so it seems I'm officially a part of Generation X. Inside I feel more like Gen Y, though.

I lived in (what is now) the Free State of Thuringia/Germany in a little village called Tautenhain until I was 18 years old. I did cross-country skiing in my youth and generally had a good time there.

After serving my time in the military (including a three months stint near Sarajevo/Bosnia) I attended the University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau to get a degree in Computer Science. I then stumbled into an internship with Skyrix Software AG, which made me move to Magdeburg for 2 years and hack on a Linux-based groupware using Objective-C. Those were the days!

Then once again coincidence hit, which made me move again. This time the destination was Nuremberg, where I started to work at the Bavarian State Tax Office in 2003. I don't have anything to do with taxes to this day, though — after being a database admin first I'm know deputy head of the data center. During the time I also got a masters degree from the OHM Professional School in Software Engineering and Information Science.

In my free time I like to go running and biking. I did this on a more intense level for some years and even finished some long distance triathlon races (aka Ironmans). You can read more about that in my old blog. I'm still proud finishing Ironman Frankfurt 2016 in 9:17h, just missing the slot for the Ironman World Championships in Hawai'i by a few minutes.
Nowadays I just do sports to stay in shape and hope to do so.

I still live in beautiful Nuremberg, now with my wife and my son, but we are out and about whenever there's the chance. Lately we discovered van life during a longer trip through Australia and really fell in love with it.

I enjoy watching sports (American Football, Australian Rules Football, Cycling, Formula 1 etc.), playing board games (especially Marvel Champions) and dabble around on my computer contributing to the IndieWeb.

If you want to get to know me better, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.