Software Developer and Open Source Enthusiast. You can read some of my words on Mastodon and some of my code on GitHub. I'm fluent in both English and German.
When I finished school in 2007, I started working part-time (first during my civil service and then while studying). Since I started working on my master thesis in 2014 I am working full-time.
innoQ Deutschland GmbH
ArangoDB GmbH (previously known as triAGENS GmbH)
As a member of the core team of ArangoDB – an open source NoSQL database – I worked on the Ruby driver family (Ashikawa-Core and Guacamole), designed and implemented most of the Foxx Web API Framework and developed parts of the graph functionality.
Research Assistant and Developer
RWTH Aachen: Chair of Computer Science 5 (Information Systems)
I worked on tools for analyzing social networks with the help of Google Widgets. Furthermore I supervised the MediaBase, a database with a lot of Web 2.0 artifacts and built different tools like crawlers using Ruby. I additionally advised students writing their Bachelor and Master theses.
Rails and Frontend Developer
I was a full-stack developer working on my own Rails-based project. This work included crawling different data sources, SEO and Testing. Here I discovered TDD and started working in that style.
I worked as the front end engineer closely together with a designer. This included working with the internal templating system written in PHP.
How I work
I always work in a Test First fashion, as this gives me the necessary confidence in the code. Ashikawa-Core and Guacamole are both good (but dated) examples for the way I work. I always love to refactor code – both my own as well as the code of others.
When working, I basically live in the command line. My editor of choice is Vim.
The community and especially the Ruby community are close to my heart. I love to visit and organize conferences and meetups.
I was part of the eurucamp 2015 orga team. I'm a co-organizer and a mentor at the CoderDojo in Cologne. I also was a remote coach for the Railsgirls SoC team Code_Padawans. I'm one of the developers behind the open source community project hacken.in.
I really like to give talks at conferences and user groups. I had the great honor to speak at conferences and user groups all over the world. Here are the conferences I've spoken at:
- RubyConf India 2014 (Youtube Video)
- AP.rb Brazil 2014 (Youtube Video)
- REDDOT Ruby Conf Singapore 2014 (Youtube Video)
- Developer Week 2014
- Froscon 2013, 2014, 2016 (Talk Recordings)
- Code.Talks Hamburg 2014
- RubyConf Argentina 2014 (Youtube Video)
- PolyConf 2014 (Youtube Video)
- Goto Berlin 2014
- Ruby Sauna 2015 (Page is offline)
- RWTH Aachen, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (from 2008 to 2012). Bachelor Thesis
- RWTH Aachen, Master of Science in Computer Science (from 2012 to 2014). Master Thesis
Want to get in contact?
Email me via lucasatdohmendotio.
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