I'm a coder by heart and an organizational hacker by passion.
As a software craftsman I help [distributed] teams to develop great software and enjoy the process, using my 19+ years of experience working as a software developer, consultant, coach, mentor, and founder.
My professional career has been greatly influenced by taking an active role in communities, whether as a participant, contributor, initiator, or speaker. I especially enjoy the diverse and deep discussion of the Software Craftsmanship Community.
I'm also very fond my work as the CTO for the dotHIV initiative, which until today I support as a member of the charitable organization.
I live in Offenbach, next to Frankfurt (Germany), and work at the only real coworking space in Frankfurt: Die Zentrale. You are invited to visit me for a coffee there!
I've been working remotely for 7+ years now, which enables me to travel a lot, preferably going on a camping trip with our Caravan around Europe.