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Long Story Long 📖
Since I joined the software world in 2015 I've been exploring how we developers can code, learn, and communicate with more fun. I've always enjoyed creating things, connecting people, and easing people into tech.
Apart from code, I love to chat about Productocracy and progress in basically any area of life.
Coaching & Freelancing
I've been doing quite a bit of private coaching, public speaking, and ad-hoc projects in the past, most noticeably here:
Oh yeah, I've been full-time helping mid-sized companies to build their software, evolve their team processes, and connecting the development teams to marketing endeavors. Here's the full stack trace:
I've always dreamt of being able to draw and visualize simple things. Thus now, you, my dear reader, as long as you navigate this domain's pages, have to endure this sometimes:
The long-term hope with my drawings is not to become the next Rembrandt, though. It's rather to untap the potential of visual thinking in programming and computer science. Too many abstract concepts are explained too often using words and code only.
When I learned to code I was always craving images and visuals that would explain complex concepts. Especially as a non-native English speaker from a non-technical background, the imagery would have helped me quite a bit.
Somehow, one day, I also became a "published Sketchnoter". This means that at least one of my sketchnotes was published on a website by another human being who apparently found joy in their content being summed up visually:
Fun fact: I speak 4 human languages 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 🇷🇺 🇪🇸 , I've worked in 4 completely different fields 🔫💰🃏👩💻, and I lived in 4 countries. In many Asian countries, the word 4 has the same pronunciation as "Death"💀. In Germany the word "vier" (translated as four) is pronounced as fear.
Meanwhile, in my private life...
👶 father & friend in the evenings
😊 too old to be an emoji heavy user 🙈
🎧 put them on, even with no music (deep work hack)
🥑 raw food enthusiast and WHM method beginner