Ahoy, glad you made it here!
I'm Stefan Exner (hence the domain name), currently working as IT freelancer (Development, Consulting, whatever is needed) and living in Hamburg, Germany.
With 4 older brothers who all ended up somewhere in computer science or architecture, there might have been a slight nudge to go into the same direction - I've seen pictures of 3-year-old me with a computer keyboard. My starting point with programming was QuickBASIC at the age of 11, followed by Pascal, Delphi, VB.net, PHP, ... until I fell in love with Ruby in 2008 due to its code aesthetic. Hard to describe, but I'm sure fellow Rubyists understand the beauty of good Ruby code 😌
My favourite work could be described as simply helping people solve their technology related problems. This can include identifying the actual needs with them, choosing a proper technical stack to build on, developing a corresponding system myself, translating business requirements into technical ones and/or supporting an existing team. I love building MVPs and agile, iterative development. Start with something small and let it grow based on the respective circumstances.
And to get a few buzzwords out of the way, here's a excerpt of what I've worked with and as in the recent past:
- CI/CD (Gitlab, Github)
- Full Stack Development
- Tech Lead
- Team Lead
- Technical Consulting
- Agile Development
Apart from work, I love making music (Piano, Guitar, Violin, Singing), audio books ("Hörspiele") and occasionally doing stupid voices (which lead to a role on "Die drei Fragezeichen" - a dream come true for me). Oh, and I started with Postcrossing again after a few years of hiatus to see a bit more of the world in times of Covid.