About me

An entire page about moi \o/

I'm a 28 year old tech enthusiast who currently works as Head of Marketing Technology (team lead for the online marketing development department) at ABOUT YOU GmbH. At this particular point in time, I'm really digging software development especially backend PHP coding particularly with Laravel. Apart from that I've always enjoyed earning money on the internet - which initially brought me to SEO. Which was a lot more fun when Google was not that sophisticated tbh :) Besides that, I tend to work out.

There are same basic philosophies and ground rules I've found particularly useful (yes, this list will grow when one of them comes up :P):

give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

I've always enjoyed teaching things. Simply put: I love learning new things myself and I am grateful for living in a time where there's basically every piece of information out there one can possibly dream of. That being said, I've also experienced huge differences when figuring out a particular problem myself and in the end there was almost always that feeling of "if only I had known 'x' four hours ago ...". But it gets better with every problem you solve because, well, most problems boil down to asking the right questions aka. googling the right stuff (which is one of the most valuable skills a developer has to master, imho).

I feel very strongly about not simply presenting the solution but explain the way you got there. Chances are, you'll encounter a similar problem at some point in the future and I would rather give you the necessary tools to figure it out yourself than solving it for you again.

tbc...

Short facts

  • 2006: Began to code (HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL) including SEO
  • 2008: Started studying Applied Computer Science via SAP at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe
  • 2010: Spent 3 months in the SAP research center in Palo Alto, California
  • 2011-01: Launched first software product in the SEO industry (Article Wizard (german))
  • 2011-09: Bachelors degree (final grade 1.1)
  • 2011-12: Voted Best SEO Newcomer 2011
  • 2012: Started working as SEO consultant at TRG (The Reach Group) in Hamburg
  • 2013-01: Started lecturing at AFS Akademie für Fortbildung in Suchmaschinenoptimierung (bi-yearly) on the topic of "Pagerank und Trustrank"
  • 2013-05: Started working at Tchibo GmbH as Technical SEO Manager
  • 2016-04: Started working at ABOUT YOU GmbH as Lead/Head of Marketing Technology

Slightly longer

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