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Connecting the Dots …

This year definitely had some firsts for me. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward…” Steve Jobs

What’s in a programmer?

This week, we recorded the annual year-in-review episode of the programmier.bar podcast. Of course, much of what we discussed had to do with AI and its impac...

The Case for Lightning Talks

Last week we had our final meetup of the year at the programmier.bar. And while there is much to write about how we went about organizing the event, engaging...

Retreat! …. to code!

Alright, fellow coders, let’s face it - in the ever-evolving world of tech, we can’t afford to sit still. Continuous learning is not just a good idea; it’s p...

Saving your Pod(cast)s

Podcasts are great! They are like talk radio, but available on demand when you need them. And the plethora of content and different formates covers every nic...

Off to new Frontiers

2012 was a great year. It was the year I got married in beautiful animal sanctuary in Kenia, prepared for the last chapter of college life, got to spent spri...

Coming to Love Speaking

Tonight I gave my first community talk ever at the Symfony User Group Rhein/Main. Now, how did that happen ?

Sorry Spotify, it’s not you, it’s me

Over a year ago, a friend of mine gifted me a one year subscription to Spotify, after I helped him out with a small web app project. So for the next 12 month...

The Man in the High Castle

Every now and then Amazon.com releases a few pilot episodes of various genres. The viewership then gets to decide which of the few episodes will continue as ...

Blame it on Ray!

Just a few days ago I published my first Swift code. If only to be polite I felt it was necessary to thank the people involved in the announcement blog post....

Starting 2015

For a long time now, I dreamed of having my own iPhone app. I have had many ideas - maybe too many - but none ever made it past a few sketches or a very basi...