Hello, I’m a web craftsman with a passion for the modern web. I build web applications and play with social services and communities.
Gestern hat die Sächsischen Zeitung einen Artikel mit der Überschrift “Der Facebook-Erfinder von Görlitz” veröffentlicht. Der Beitrag beschreibt meinen Werdegang vom Erfinder des Görlitzer Netwerkes the-reality.net vor 8 Jahren bis hin zu einem Ausblick in die Zukunft. Sehr lesenswert! Vielen Dank an Frank Seibel für das nette Interview und Wolfgang Wittchen für die hervorragenden Fotos!
Link zum vollen Artikel: Schöne neue Neiße-Welt
It’s been really calm around this blog for quite a while now but this is about to change. There is a lot to catch up with so I’ll get to this asap. It will be a graduate process of blogging about all the exciting things that happened last year, followed by more recent ones as well as new things to come.
Most notably is my stay with thoughtbot, inc. last summer, which I’ll lose a few words about as well as projects I have worked on lately.
One of the reasons I didn’t post anything in the last months was from technical nature. I wasn’t happy with the article layout and syntax highlighting of the blog as well as the URL schema of my whole site. This is all fixed up now and I feel ready to post something new.
On June 17 I was talking about some stories from my social community the-reality.net at Pecha Kucha Night Salzburg. Pecha Kucha Nights are happening all around the world and allow presenters to talk about any topic they like. There is only one rule for presentations: Each presentation has exactly 20 different slides and each slide is displayed for exactly 20 seconds. This means each talk is 6 minutes and 40 seconds long. So in case a presenter choose a topic you don’t like you will only have to waste 6:40min of your life listening to it!
I choose to speak about some funny and interesting stories from my social network the-reality.net to give people a little understanding of whats happening behind the walls of social networks. My talk is in German, so if you understand a little German have a look!
Wow. That was a great week! It’s been roughly a month since I went to San Francisco to attend Apples Worldwide Developers Conference 2010, going down in Moscone West from June 7 to June 11.
I flew into San Francisco on Friday, June 4th and had a nice look around the city at the weekend before getting into WWDC on Monday. WWDC started off with a keynote by Steve Jobs. Doors opened on Monday morning at 7am, full 3 hours before the Keynote kicked off. So I thought getting there right at 7 would be fine. But people are actually more mad about seeing Steve Jobs than 15 years old girls for Tokio Hotel. They must have been queueing all night to get in first. At the time I got there, there was a full queue around the Moscone West building. Everyone was playing nice and queued up. The atmosphere was really welcoming and friendly. Since I was on my own I got lucky and could enter the building quite early and ended up getting a seat in the very front of the Presidio room where the keynote happened. It was a great experience to attend a Ketnote for real once. Basically you can feel how excited everyone in that room is, which is a very unique atmosphere for a press event.
After the keynote a busy week full of great sessions started. They are all covered by the developer NDA so I can’t really write much about them. But I can say that I saw and learned some really neat things about HTML5!
After WWDC I had one more day in San Francisco which I used to visit Alcatraz and the SF Bay Aquarium. Then I flew back on Sunday where I met a few another German iOS developers who where on the same flight back to Munich.
I’ve been waiting 2 years for this. And now it was time. Unlocked goodness so I can freely travel. As with all Apple product it’s good to wait for the 3rd product generation. Most of the features that make my life much easier, such as CalDAV and LDAP support, were just coming with the 3.0 update.
I got the iPhone 3G S iPhone 3GS (like 3GS better and Apple seems to change it too) (32GB white) 2 days ago, June 20th 09. Since then I’ve been playing around and I’m quite happy about the new possibilities. Over the next few days I’ll be updating my data plans so I can make full use of it’s 3G capabilities in Austria and Germany.
The next step will be software development for the iPhone. First Webapps and later CocoaTouch apps.
iPhone, here I come!