My blog gave me a headstart in understanding the web. While I wrote about pretty random stuff, I played around with design, coding, copy, SEO, and ads.
I spotted a market niche, and filled it with this free plugin that speeds up thousands of websites, and is part of the official WordPress directory.
Journalism + Website
The German Youth Press helped me converting writing skills into journalistic powers. I'm giving back – jpbw.de represents the subsidiary in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Prio.Today is an Angular app to prioritize tasks. It utilizes Wunderlist's REST API, and comes with a responsive drag'n'drop interface.
There was no free, flexible exit-popup solution for WordPress. So I made my own and shipped it to WordPress.org, where it's one of the best-rated plugins.
During our studies, we got a data set and the task to visualize it. This is the result – an easy-to-understand interactive infographic, done in a reasonable time.
When I started my studies in 2012, nobody cared about our course's blog. Hence, I revitalised it and motivated fellow students to writing.
Providing support costs time. However, publishing my first theme in 2011 was worth it. Many interesting people contacted me, and I learned a lot about WordPress.
You can't be everywhere. By creating this platform, volunteers were able to share their experiences, and I traveled with them, somehow.
The idea: Grab a website (sorry SAP it hit you!) and make it more enjoyable using decent non-speech audio. Turn audio on.
On my first hackathon, Europe's biggest one, we created a prototype that mixes location-based news with music, and we climbed the 3rd place.