I am a informatics student at the Technical University Munich, Germany. My primary language is Python, which I've been using since around 2000. I'm very interested in programming languages in general and learned quite a lot over the years. I started with Pascal and Modula in school and fell in love with Python just a few months later. I wrote a few small websites in PHP, later in Ruby, before I finally realized that Python is also extremely powerful for web programming.
I got in touch with Lua, a great embedded language, while using the open source program Litestep, a shell replacement for Windows I've used for many years. Eventually I took over the Lua module for Litestep, learning a bit of C in the process. I wrote the largest (or should I say, last) Litestep website with the Pylons framework.
At the university I learned Java and Ocaml. I was especially impressed with the power and usefulness of types in both of these languages, but Ocaml as a functional language really pried my eyes open to the beauty of functional programming. Even though I'm not particularly fond of Ocaml, I'm have to thank it for changing the way I think about and write programs.
I work at the network chair of the University of Munich where I worked with DHTs, SIP and currently virtual machines and live migrations. At my other job I try to maintain and improve a web shop written in PHP while keeping my sanity.
In my free time I try to catching up on programming language research and finally get something done in Haskell or learn F#. When I'm not programming, I'm probably playing games like GuildWars, StarCraft II and League of Legends. I have a pretty large Hip Hop collection, focusing mostly abstract/independent/underground Rap.
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