Jörg is one of the most competent software engineers I have worked with. He has a very sound knowledge of software architecture, particularly in the web-based applications. He is amongst the most experienced Ruby on Rails people in South Africa.Grant Brewer
The two biggest sites I have helped architect and develop are contiki.com and channel5.com, each attracting tens of millions of hits per month. I was part of the two-man team that developed the tournament manager software used at every ATP and WTA tennis tournament around the world - except Wimbledon.
Technologies I am Currently Into
Latest Books I've been Reading
- Enterprise Integration Patterns
- SOA Patterns
- Making it Right: Product Management for a Startup World
- The Web Application Hacker's Handbook
- Rabbitmq in Action
- User Onboarding
- Quirk Marketing Textbook
- Intercom on Customer Engagement
- Design Patterns in Ruby
- Getting Real
- User Experience: Practical Techniques
- Personal MBA
So far I have given two intensive Rails courses in Cape Town. They're probably more like workshops as we create an application from scratch using TDD. Each course had about four students.
- I created Blinkplan, an online tool for the magazine industry to create flatplans (also known as pagination or maps).
- Find Help - a directory to find therapists, psychologists and social workers.
- A long long time ago I created AK47.tv - an online art photography magazine, which had almost 4000 subscribers.
- hat.jit.su, which runs off node.js, websockets and angularjs. Hatjitsu allows you to do realtime online SCRUM Planning Poker.
- I've experimented a little with UX on the command line - and created forecast-cli to display a weather forecast in your terminal.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any of your own future projects.