Frontend Web Developer
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.
I like to work on complex problems, find solutions which will help every human being and achieve that while working with the latest web technologies.
My current stack contains:
- HTML & CSS
- Testing with the Jest and the React Testing Library
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 I really like the way how React makes it so enjoyable, easy and fun to build Single Page Applications.
I also got used to work with the principles of Redux and the main concepts of using a global state container.
Currently I'm interested in getting more of a full grasp of how web applications works. This means I'm learning more about NodeJS, Express, databases and GraphQL to gain a better understanding of the full stack.
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 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 sports like bodyweightfitness and yoga.
I read a lot, mostly one fictional and one non fictional book at the same time. I also work on a small side project which is all about reading and books. You can check it out here: myreadingtime.digital
Playing videogames is something I like to do aswell, most of the time it's on my Nintendo Switch.
I also love to write. From blog posts, to short stories, sometimes even poems, or just simple notes. I'm not really good at it but I enjoy it a lot.
Sometimes I still like to cheer for Borussia Dortmund. When I'm listening to music it's most of the time the genre hiphop. I'm originally from southwest germany.