Hi, my name is Marco and I'm a Frontend Web Developer. I like to build responsive, accessible and fast websites and frontend experiences for every device and every browser.
- HTML & CSS
- Preprocessor (Sass)
- Responsive Webdesign
- Testing with Jest and Enzyme
- Buildtools (Gulp/Grunt)
I am proficient and experienced in writing semantic HTML and maintainable CSS with methodologies like BEM.
I am used to work with the principles of Responsive Webdesign since I wrote my bachelor thesis about this topic in 2014 and I can't imagine building a website without them in mind.
In 2018 I started to work with React and Redux and I really like the way how React makes it so enjoyable and fun to build Single Page Applications.
Working with Git in large teams is something I really like and I'm most used to the feature branch workflow.
My preferred editor right now is VS Code.
I always try to keep the DRY and KISS principles in mind. I'm also an expert in the Rubber Duck Method.
I did my bachelors degree in media & educational management where I learned a lot about the main concepts of computer sience, web design & development, e-learning, psychology and communication. I improved my web development skills in group projects where we developed apps and websites for real clients.
In this projects we designed and developed a new website for a big concert hall in Germany, we developed a power saving app for an energy company and the result of our final project was an Augmented Reality app for our university to teach new students about the campus, its buildings and everything they need to know about them while they had so solve a murder at the same time.
I wrote my bachelor thesis about responsive information visualization where I developed approaches to transfer the principles of Responsive Web Design into the field of Information Visualization.
In my masters degree in media and communication I focused on media computer science and media education and learned more about digital learning & teaching, database systems, information visualization and information retrieval.
In my master thesis I developed an information- and communication concept for an institute of the university of Passau to improve the dissemination of their scientific publications. Therefore I analyzed all communication channels of the institute to check to what extent they are used to disseminate the publications.
Additionally I developed a prototype which automatically gathers all scientific publications from social networks for scientists, deploys them on the institutes website and anounces them via Twitter and web notifications. The code for the prototype can be found here.
In my spare time I like to do a lot of sports, cheering for Borussia Dortmund since I'm five years old, playing videogames on my PS4, listening to hiphop and learning to draw. I'm originally from southwest germany.
A special note
If you see me shaking don't worry. I am neither nervous nor a drug addict. I have Essential Tremor which makes my hands shake when performing an action or during certain movements. The cause of this movement disorder is still unknown so there is still no cure for it.
Essential Tremor is quite often confused with Parkinson's but the tremor in Parkinson's is very different.
Luckily this disorder does not interfere with or disturb my life that much so I can still do my job and type with an average speed of 78 wpm.
If you like to learn more about Essential Tremor checkout the website of the National Tremor Foundation. They have a lot of information there which also includes the newest research on this topic.
The reason I write about this here is, that it is really important to raise awareness for Essential Tremor. So many people worldwide are affected by it and a lot of them in much worse types than me and there is still no cure for it. This needs to change.