About

Hi, my name is Marco and I'm a Web Developer. I like to build responsive, accessible and fast websites and web experiences for every device and every browser.

I like to find solutions to complex problems, which will help every human being and achieve that while working with the latest web technologies.

My Skills

My current stack contains:

  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • Testing with Jest and the React Testing Library
  • NodeJS/Express
  • MongoDB

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.

JavaScript is the language I am most interested in and where I try to improve the most everyday.

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 work from front to back. This means I'm learning more about NodeJS, Express and Databases like MongoDB to gain a better understanding of the full stack.


Former Education

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.


Everything else

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.