Hi! My name is Micha.
I am a passionate Software Engineer and Consultant with a passion for slim techstacks and clear, non-bloated, sustainable software solutions. Currently, I work as Senior Qt Advisor for the Qt Company to assure that customer's are successful with their Qt Projects.
Besides coding, I like photography, travelling and music and movies.
I used to make music, too.
In recent years, I became aware of environmental and sustainability. I strongly believe that sustainability and digitalization have to be regarded as a unit for livable future. I am part of the Bits und Bäume Movement and active in the slack channel of ClimateAction.tech. For Bits und Bäume, I gave a talk about collaborative video conferencing and writing tools.
When supervising software projects, I consider agile development using ticket-based systems like Scrum or Kanban and methods like continuous integration as the key for building and delivering an awesome product.
Because I am a visual person, I like coding smart user interfaces, too. I prefer minimalistic self-explaining interfaces with a clear workflow and omitting distracting and redundant elements.
I love computer graphics since my youth. At the age of 18, I wrote a fast ray tracer in assembler and won the 4th price in the federal contest of Jugend forscht (from 9000 submissions). I did my master thesis in the computer graphics group at TU Berlin and attended all courses there. For my GLSL shader coding skills, you can check out my ShaderToy profile. Currently, my most popular project is Omnidome.
I worked for Fraunhofer in the image processing department for several years where I learned the fundamentals about video coding and streaming, most notably scalable video coding and MPEG DASH. During my master studies, where I attended several seminars and classes about computer vision and GPU programming.
I am experienced with Rapid Manufacturing Technologies like 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling. For my master thesis, I wrote a software that converts triangle meshes and other geometries into 3D printer instructions. I was also host on Chaosradio and where I talked about 3D printing. Here is my Thingiverse Page.