Team Lead and Software Engineer living in Hamburg, Germany. Daytime Flight Captain at Jimdo and passionate about Software, Design, People and vegan Food.
After 16 years of creating websites I still enjoy most parts of developing and designing for the web. You can find some selected projects on GitHub, for example Timesheet.js with nearly six thousand stars.
Before working at Jimdo, I was delighted to work as a Senior Web Developer for Elephant Seven in Hamburg, Creative Technologist at the Intuity Media Lab in Hamburg and Stuttart, and as Lead Developer and Scrum Master for Roamsys in Trier.
My passion for sharing thoughts and spreading knowledge has been strengthened with building up MACNOTES back in 2006 untill we sold the project some years later …
After attending a talk at the GitHub Universe 2016 about Hubot, I felt the need to write a little
Go library to speed up my process of creating bots for Slack. With hanu you can get started with the buzzword ChatOps in seconds. The final bot will be running on Heroku using a worker dyno, but of course this works fine on your local machine as well …
After the setup of a go command line tool with Cobra it’s now time to release it to the public and publish it to Homebrew for easy installation on MacOS. Together with the steps to use AWS S3, CloudFront and SSL Certificate Manager for easy web hosting it’s a pretty neat setup for your Homebrew application formula and go binary.951 words, posted on August 30
It only takes a couple of minutes to deploy a go application to a free Heroku dyno, use a custom domain name and enable free SSL using CloudFlare. If you still have some seconds left - and you will - it’s dead simple to add Prometheus metrics as well.1995 words, posted on August 16
It’s not a secret you can easily host any static website on Amazon S3 without cryptic configuration. When you add CloudFront for HTTPS delivery and the Amazon Certificate Manager for free SSL certificates you will get a neat setup.1224 words, posted on June 26
The release of a static website, no matter of which complexity, always comes with the question of how? Of course nobody likes to write plain HTML and CSS, or use a system without the possibility to include and re-use common lines of code.723 words, posted on March 19