I was born in a country that doesn’t exist anymore, the soviet union. Moved to Germany as a child and grew up mostly in Berlin. With a family scattered over 10 timezones, my lack of a home country has made me a nomad hungry for freedom and a sense of home.
My travels force me to do most of my work remotely, unless I am around wherever my clients are located. Preferably I work with project budgets, rather than hourly rates, since this is more transparent for both of us.
Here is an obligatory CV of the last 15 years or so of my life.
Aiming at starting a PhD in molecular and computational biology. While I was accepted in several universities across the US, the consulate couldn’t issue a visa in time and the plans are postponed by a year.
2021 – 2022
Worked with Dr. Ross Buchan at the University of Arizona to develop HARLEY a machine learning application. In June 2022 we published the results in a paper in Nature Scientific Reports.
Freelance Web Development, Brand Design and artwork. Increasing focus on ReactJS development.
2015 – 2016
Sabbatical and Yoga Teacher Training
2010 – 2015
CTO and Co-founder of NeuroNation, a brain training app and website, currently having more than 10 million users.
2006 – 2010
Teaching „Fundamentals of Computer Science“, „Fundamentals of Operating Systems“, „Computer Security“, „C for Beginners“, „Webservices“ to under-grads at the Technical University of Berlin.
2004 – 2010
Diploma (MSc equivalent) in computer science at the Technical University of Berlin. Major in machine learning. Graduated with distinction („cum laude“).
2001 – 2007
Freelancer at multimedia agencies Scim and Primy. Programming of websites, games and back-end in Java and Adobe Flash.