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Short Biography

My name is . I was born on in Hilden, Germany. Some time ago I was a band member of Freiwelt (formerly known as FREI). Today I'm divorced, got 3 wonderful kids, and lead cross-functional teams at Vorwerk as Head of Digital Architecture, Platform Engineering, and Application Lifecycle for all our Digital Ecosystems (e.g. Thermomix' Cookidoo). I'm also an active member of the International Software Architecture Qualification Board (ISAQB) where I work on curricula for architect education, provide trainings, and evaluate the CPSA-A Advanced Level exams. Previously I worked as a Senior Consultant for software architecture at innoQ where I coached development teams about the connections between software, people, and organizational impact on these.

You can still find more information about my work related activities at my old innoQ profile.

Apart from my interest in Basketball, I like to spend time outside, reading, or talking to people I like. ;) The open-source software mindset very much resonates with my aim to live a sustainable life. That is why I support OSS projects when I can and share my learnings openly e.g. in public talks. You can find these talks on Speakerdeck and Youtube above

What does 'goldstift' stand for?

'goldstift' is a nickname I got from one of my bosses when I was a trainee. It is actually a combined word of the two words "gold" (referencing the valuable metal) and "stift" which is a colloquial German word for "trainee". Back then all trainees at our company were called "Stift". My boss and my colleagues said, they really valued my work, so they started to call me "goldstift".

I felt very flattered by this appreciation and some time later I adopted the nickname.

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