Finished Spanish course "Beginner 3"
First visit to Apulia, Italy.
Acquired a new skill: Web server setup with nginx.
Acquired a new skill: Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Behat, PHPSpec, Mink, Goutte, Selenium, and PhantomJS.
Designed and implemented a new faceted browser front-end for Erfgoedplus.be
Went to "Ronin" at Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Went to "Chaos" at Kulturforum Alte Post in Neuss, Germany.
Went to Flamenco Festival at Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf, Germany.
First visit to Valencia, Spain.
EndlessWair photo shooting with Airdit and Robin Preston at our apartment.
Released SCSS Watcher
, a Watcher and CSS generator for SCSS files spread across multiple directories.
Went to House Dance Workshop by Rabah in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Acquired a new skill: HomeMatic scripting
Went to B-Boying Workshop by Poe One at JC Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Went to BOTY
2014 in Braunschweig, Germany.
First visit to Singapore.
Trip to Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia.
First visit to Belek/Antalya, Turkey.
First visit to Istanbul, Turkey.
Went to Hed Kandi Party at Gibson Club
in Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
First visit to Bilbao, Spain.
First visit to Bruges, Belgium.
Acquired a new skill: Web development with BackboneJS and UnderscoreJS.
Acquired a new skill: Web development with NodeJS and ExpressJS.
Acquired a new skill: Web development with requireJS.
Went to the "Great Gatsby Party" at Monkey's Plaza
in Düsseldorf, Germany.
First visit to Prague, Czech Republic.
Implemented an XML importer and various data inferencers for brox IT-Solutions
' enterprise data wiki.
Went to Flamenco show "Con Corriente" by Compania (Maria) Angeles Gabaldon, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Went to BOTY
2013 in Braunschweig, Germany.
First visit to Mahé, Seychelles.
First visit to Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Went to school
reunion (20ths anniversary) in Isernhagen, Germany.
Implemented 2 data navigation prototypes for a major financial organisation. (Client: proXML
Started learning a new sport: Wakeboarding.
First visit to Mallorca, Spain.
First visit to Lanzarote, Spain.
First visit to Lisbon, Portugal.
Started learning a new dance: House.
Learned a new tool: Vector graphic (and Web) design with Sketch
First visit to White House, Jamaica.
Started learning a new dance: B-Boying.
Christmas trip to Brussels, Belgium.
Went to BOTY
2012 in Montpellier, France.
First visit to Oman.
First visit to Venice, Italy.
Trip to Pellworm, Germany, first time again after 12 years.
First visit to Peloponnes, Greece.
First visit to Curaçao.
Learned a new skill: Responsive Web Design.
Started learning a new sport: Waterskiing.
Christmas trip to Birmingham, UK.
Started learning a new sport: Kiteboarding.
First trip to Boa Vista, Cape Verde.
Trip to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Went to a Prince concert in Cologne, Germany.
First visit to Kos, Greece.
First visit to Cancún, Mexico.
Learned a new technology: Git.
Learned a new skill: Test-driven development.
Learned a new skill: Graph database development with SQLite.
Implemented a team management and messaging tool for football clubs.
Acquired a new skill: Test-Driven Development (TDD) with PHPUnit.
First visit to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Learned a new tool: jQuery.
Implemented an RDF/SPARQL-based faceted browsing prototype for a cultural heritage project.
Implemented a "Dynamic Semantic Publishing" demonstrator using CrunchBase and ReadWriteWeb data.
Weinwanderung in Randersacker, Germany.
First visit to Titisee, Germany.
Implemented FanHubz, a social data aggregator for BBC shows. (Client: Talis
Implemented "DeSpamBot", a small PHP software agent that logs into POP3 accounts to remove typical spam, based on owner-defined rules.
Implemented "Knowee", a social data aggregator.
First visit to Dubai, UAE.
Learned a new technology: Microdata.
Became a member of "The Semantic Web Gang" podcast series.
First visit to Sevilla, Spain.
Went to FanHubz kick-off meeting in Birmingham, UK.
First visit to Nice, France.
Went to an Alicia Keys concert: "As I Am" Tour 2008 in Oberhausen, Germany.
First visit to Mauritius.
First visit to Santorini, Greece.
Received the 1st Prize for "SPARQLBot" at the European Semantic Scripting Challenge at Tenerife, Spain.
Joined the Programme Committee of the "PICKME
" (Personal Identification and Collaborations: Knowledge Mediation and Extraction) workshop.
Attended Semantic Camp in London, UK
Went to University reunion in Würzburg, Germany.
("ARC RDF Classes"), an RDF toolkit and SPARQL engine for PHP developers.
Joined the Programme Committee of the "FEWS
" (Finding Experts on the Web with Semantics) workshop.
Joined the Programme Committee of the "Scripting for the Semantic Web" workshop series.
Created a set of logo and icon proposals for the Semantic Web technology stack.
First visit to Oostcapelle, The Netherlands.
Learned a new skill: Server Administration (basics).
First visit to Mykonos, Greece.
First visit to Bielawa, Poland, hometown of my grandmother and my father's birthplace.
Started learning a new dance: Locking.
Ran a Semantic Web workshop at EDEKA
in Hamburg, Germany.
Learned a new technology: SVN.
Learned a new technology: microformats, RDFa.
Started learning a new dance: Hip Hop Freestyle.
Presented CONFOTO at ISWC 2005
in Galway, Ireland.
First visit to Ibiza, Spain.
Visited San Diego and Los Angeles.
First visit to Cuba.
Learned a new technology: SPARQL.
Enjoyed a few days off in Galway, Ireland.
First visit to New Orleans, USA.
Released first version of ARC ("Appmosphere RDF Classes"), an RDF toolkit for PHP developers.
Implemented my own blog engine and launched BNode.org
Scientific Developer at DERI
(Digital Enterprise Research Institute) in Galway, Ireland.
First Trip to Crete, Greece to attend ESWS 2004
Graduated as Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) (near-equiv. to M.Sc.) with major in Media and Information Management,
grade 1.7 (equiv. to A/A-) at Würzburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Completed diploma thesis: "Semantic Campus - Informationsintegration im entstehenden Semantic Web an Beispielen aus dem Hochschulbereich".
Learned a new technology: OWL.
Created a website for the UNICEF Gala Hannover.
Trip to New York City and Philadelphia, USA.
Learned a new technology: RDF.
Learned a new skill: Screen Design (#Photoshop, #PaintShopPro).
Learned a new skill: CSS-based layouting.
Completed the "AEVO-Ausbildereignungsprüfung" (instructor-qualifying examination / Chamber of Commerce) in Würzburg, Germany.
First visit to Antwerp, Begium.
First visit to Bali, Indonesia.
First visit to Fuerteventura, Spain.
New Year's trip to Paris, France.
Learned a new technology: XML.
Tech Lead at newsme GmbH (Munich, Germany).
Learned a new skill: PHP/MySQL development (after Perl, ASP, and ColdFusion).
Studied Business Administration with area specialisation New Media at Würzburg University, Germany.
Learned a new technology: HTML (#WebExplorer, #OS/2).
Studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Würzburg University, Germany.
First visit to New York, California, Nevada, and Florida, USA.
Received the Higher Education entrance qualification ("Abitur"), grade 12 points (equiv. to A/A-), at Gymnasium Isernhagen
Started learning a new dance: Tap.
First visit to St. Jean de Luz and Paris, France.
Started learning a new dance: Ballroom.
First visit to Torquay and London, UK.
Started learning a new Language: French.
First visit to Sankt Peter-Ording, Germany.
Started learning a new Language: English.
First visit to Helgoland, Germany.
Born in Hannover, Germany.