My Expertise

๐Ÿ“ฑ Frontend

No matter which tech stack (I prefer react-ish, though), I focus on solid architecture and clear separation of concerns. I deploy fast and refactor often in order to deliver high value products.

๐Ÿค– Automation

Why should we spend time doing stuff a machine could do? I setup continuous integration, automated builds, semantic release, etc. as early as possible to maximize saved time by these tools.

๐ŸŽจ Design Systems

I pioneered the UI Library of Jimdo in 2015. Since then I successfully helped three major companies (and lots of smaller projects) to shift their workflows from waterfall to collaborative. Overall causing huge improvements in accessability, performance and consistency.

๐Ÿš€ Serverless/Cloud

Iโ€™m an early adopter of serverless, deeply interested in the methodology and honestly cant stand the idea of a running server doing nothing. My service designs fit the constrains of surrounding providers like AWS and Firebase and are micro and maintainable.

๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ QA/Testing

With a background in graphic design, I care for visuals and usability. Iโ€˜m used to test driven development and also love to write tests for existing code. No matter if unit or end-to-end, I find the best approach to provide stability.

๐Ÿ’ญ Mindset

You need to tick in a certain way to build cutting edge products. Thereโ€™s more than just hard requirements and solid code. I care for the bigger picture, for the team and for clear communication. Iโ€™m an agile mind and I try to help on all levels.

I can help you

๐Ÿง Review session

I can be your second mind or other pair of eyes on a particular problem. No matter if itโ€™s just an hour of talking or an extensive review of your application.

๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธ Coaching

You want to learn that I know? I will give my very best to enable you in intense pairing sessions, no matter your skill level.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Consulting

I dive deep into a team and try to help and improve in all aspects I see fit. As a team member I work on daily tasks, will try to identify bottlenecks and spread my knowledge.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Workshops/Talks

I love to give talks about what I have learned or am interested in. I also design individual workshops for your team to hands-on teach them what I know and how I work.

Current Location: ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Tarifa

As a digital nomad, I normally work remote and have received consistently positive feedback for my reachability, documentation and communication. But I also like to work on site when it is suitable.

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๐Ÿ’ฅ Primary Skills

I use this stuff on a daily basis. As a result I provide the most value when a challenge is somewhere near to this cosmos.

JavaScript, TypeScript, NodeJS, Git, React, Vue.js, npm (+ yarn, scripts, tooling, workflows), Jest (+ Jasmine, Mocha, Sinon.JS), Electron (+ VSCode extensions), GitHub (+ integrations, apps, actions, GitLab), Serverles (+ AWS, GCP, Firebase), ESLint, webpack (+ Parcel, Rollup, Babel), HTML, CSS (+ less, sass, css-in-js), Cypress (or TestCafe, Nightwatch.js), Express โ€ฆ

๐Ÿฅˆ Soft and Secondary Skills

I feel most productive in an environment where these techniques are/ can be applied. I also feel comfortable introducing them to teams.

Kanban, Retrospectives, Git/PR based workflows, Documentation (+ API references), Agile Team development, Open Source, Continuous Integration/Delivery, Semantic Versioning, Pair programming, Pomodoro, Test driven development, โ€ฆ

๐Ÿค“ Fields of Interest

Iโ€™m currently interested in these topics. If you have projects in these domains I will most likely invest additional personal free time in learning things and can apply that to your product.

Making the world a better place, Visual Regression / Deep UI testing, lambda@edge for server side rendering, Swift โ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“Ÿ Other Skills

I might be a bit rusty in using these - because I favour other methods by now - but I still feel comfortable in working with those technologies and techniques.

jQuery, Angular, grunt, gulp, PHP, WordPress, Steinberg Cubase, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, MySQL, JIRA based workflows, โ€ฆ

Other interesting stuff I do