Grew up as C64-nerd, got into Basic, C and Assembly. Found the JVM and fell in love. Since then I’ve been constantly wandering through the world of IT, always focusing on highly available distributed systems. Today I am happy to be a part of the nerd herd at codecentric. I spent the past few years working with a bunch of very creative and fun people in Scala-heavy projects using Akka, Vert.x, Spark, … . Oh, and I joined the Vert.x-team in 2017 as maintainer for the Scala-stack. That’s where most of my non-working-coding-time goes.