Important Side and Open Source Projects et al.
During my studies I was contacted by
colleagues to create portfolio websites. That's when I came
up with the idea of NPIECE
as a portfolio platform which I started development of in
2008. It was my first startup, I had hopes to
become a small business by itself and learned many things
that are important in building a startup through.
I was looking for a technological foundation for the
startup, I've discovered CakePHP, which was just getting big
as part of the web framework hype that followed Rails. Still
the framework did need some extra work, so I could use it. I
saw that as a chance to contribute to something impactful.
After submitting important improvements I was accepted in to
CakePHP as a Core Developer
in 2009 and continued in that role until 2010.
After CakePHP came li₃ (“the
Jimi Hendrix of frameworks”), founded by the former Lead
Developer of CakePHP who I've followed onto the new project.
There I've held the role of a Core Developer from 2009 to
2016 and became Lead Developer of the project in 2016.
I'm proud that the Gettext PO/MO loader as part of
my work on the globalization package inside the
framework has been friendly forked into Symfony where it is in use there still.
2013 is when I've co-founded Atelier Disko a digital agency
in Hamburg in Berlin. During its foundational years I helped
to build the B-Series, a
CMS and eCommerce System, as well as - with growing needs
of the agency - custom infrastructure tooling like hoi.
In 2018 and 2019 together with Christoph Labacher I've created
DSK as a tool to create design systems.