4 month of work, 49 hours of coding, plus more hours for designing a new homepage, creating a new OTF font and polishing up some of my old 3D models. But now my martial arts website kogakure.de is online. The old website still used Jekyll, and it took a long time to generate and deploy my website. For the same reasons I migrated this website to Hugo – which are speed and getting rid of Ruby – I decided to do the same for kogakure.
I work as Front-End Engineer at XING and contributed to a variety of products like Jobs, Mobile, Groups, Profile and SEO.
I am co-creator of the idea for XING Projects, a job platform for freelancer. I worked on this Innovation Project from the beginning and helped bringing it to the XING Beta program.
I won the XING awards Best Smart Tools & Services at the Prototyping Days 2013 and Matterhorn Award – Growth at Prototyping Days 2015. Furthermore the SEMY Award – Deutscher Suchmarketingpreis 2015.
I love martial arts, especially the Japanese. I practised Shotokan Karate for seven years and then began training Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.
In Bujinkan we train nine different schools: six Samurai and three Ninja schools, the oldest of these school is nearly 1399 years old and the traditions where given from master to scholar for generations.
These martial arts aren’t sports, but highly efficient fighting systems, proven on the battlefields of ancient Japan.
I run a website on this topic for more than 18 years. I collected knowledge about the history, arts, tools, weapons, philosophy and life of the Ninja.
I am an Introvert (Meyer-Briggs personality type: INTJ – The Architect). Introverts think differently, our brain processes information in a different way than Extraverts, who get energy by social interaction with other people. Introverts loose their energy and need time to refill.
The wise hawk hides its talons.
I love movies and TV shows. Most of my space on shelves is occupied by my books, that’s why I don’t own a lot of movies. But I regularly use LoveFilm, Netflix, Watchever and Amazon Prime. I love all genre, especially Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but no horror movies. This is my IMDb profile and my ratings.
I love books, to be precise I love paper books. I can not imagine a living room without shelves of books.
Most likly I inherited this passion from my grandfather, who owned over 4000 books. My books count roughly a 1000. I buy books ahead and my desks are always stuffed with unread books. I like classics, books about philosophy, martial arts, art & desgin, architecture, typography and novels.
Work-related books I read mostly digital, because they get old too fast and don’t look nice in most cases.