Work I’m especially proud of:
2020 - Current
Creating a envelop budgeting desktop application
For managing personal finances, I really like the full local approach of MoneyMoney + As a former YNAB user
I was really disappointed to see them moving to a saas model.
Thats why I’m creating an electron based, local only budgeting solution that works hand in hand with MoneyMoney and keeps the users data on his machine.
2019 - Current
Providing rocket-fast feedback for unknowns in product concepts
With my company Schubrakede we’re helping companies to evaluate new ideas in the fastest possible way with manageable expenditure in time and money.
Managing the conversion of cotype from an internal project to Open Source
After working on Cotype for client projects of Cellular for a while, the company decided to make the project open source. I managed and executed the move with a focus on continuous integration, automated releases, additional test coverage and integration with common open source tools like Circle CI, Codecov and Greenkeeper.
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q2+
Creation of a Component Library Hosting Platform
Gathering all the learnings from past gigs, my brother Lasse Diercks and me created the groundwork of a hosting platform for technology-agnostic components.
💥 The project is discontinued because the personal time investment was to much and we moved on to other endeavours.
Development of an open source styleguide plugin for nuxt.js
Following the vision to increase quality and efficiency of product design and development workflows by enabling a team to create abstractions around user interface related decisions. We came up with nuxt-styleguide as a tool to support this.
Bootstrapping of XING Brewery - an interface library and development environment for a multi-million user social network
My focus was architectural component design, lean tooling and workflows, cross-team communication and overall code quality.
The tool is now providing the technical fundament for all web development teams and had a deep impact on product quality and development speed.
2015 - 2016
Jimdo UI Library
The Jimdo UI library is a design and development environment and process that successfully reduced development time and unified the appearance of the product. It played a significant role in a comprehensive redesign mid 2016.
I was the lead developer for technical concepts and implementation. Initially I envisioned and started this project along with Fabian Fabian and my brother Lasse Diercks.
A part of the project is visible as the Jimdo UI Hub.
2015 - 2016
Modernising tooling/CD all internal front-end dependencies of Jimdo
I moved 20+ front-end modules (OSS and private) from bower, grunt/gulp, manual versioning, testing, releasing to a state of the art front-end tooling stack using npm, webpack, semantic release, travis ci and so on.
2014 - 2015
Jimdo Template Selection and and Customisation
Along with one of the best teams I’ve ever worked with, I’ve created the current templating and customisation system of Jimdo. Focussing on front-end architecture, front-end tooling, user experience, integration with our legacy stack and data-driven development of related systems.
Conferences & Talks
- 2019 JSUnconf
- 2019 JSConf Hawai’i
- 2018 Scotland JS
- 2017 JSUnconf
- 2016 33th chaos communication congress (works for me)
- 2016 JSUnconf
- 2015 32th chaos communication congress (gated communities)
- 2015 Socoded
- 2014 JSUnconf
- 2013 Socoded
Education + Jobs
2017 - present:
Freelance web developer and advisor for
2014 - 2016:
jimdo.com, various product teams: development, architecture, UX, concept, tooling, workflows, …
jimdo.com, web-team: design, development and technical concepts for jimdo.com (the actual website, not the tool).
2011 - 2013:
upadvertising.com, full stack developer for WordPress plugins + templates, Typo3 plugins, jQuery, iPhone apps, custom PHP services, …
2009 - 2011:
upadvertising.com, apprenticeship for digital and print media design with focus on web design and programming.
Abitur (german A Level equivalent)