Jan-Lukas Else

Software Developer & Blogger

About me

My name is Jan-Lukas Else and I am a 23-year-old and technically enthusiastic person with a deep passion for everything that is programmable. My journey into the world of bits and bytes began in primary school when my parents gave me my first PC. But games weren’t of interest to me, I was more fascinated by the possibilities a computer has to offer and soon started to experiment with small programs in Visual C++.

The motivation to solve everyday problems led me to participate successfully in the youth competition Jugend forscht several times. My last project also brought me closer to programming and I started self-studying Java by developing a handwriting recognition program (before every smartphone had this feature built in). Over the next few years, I mainly focused on developing Android apps, some of which I published on Google Play.

After graduating from high school, I started studying computer science (“B. Sc. Informatik im Praxisverbund”) at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with a company in my home town, which I completed in March 2021. In January 2020 I finished my apprenticeship as an IT specialist for application development (“Fachinformatiker für Anwendungsentwicklung”). My focus of interest has shifted from Android application development to backend and web services.

Besides being interested in technology, I also enjoy travelling (I have taken two Interrail trips and look forward to exploring more of this planet) and trying to live a minimalist and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

A picture of myself


2009 - 2017: Wilhelm-Gymnasium, Braunschweig

  • Graduated school in 2017

2017 - 2021: GOD Gesellschaft für Organisation und Datenverarbeitung mbH, Braunschweig

  • Dual Student:
    • Apprenticeship graduation in 2020 with IT specialist for application development
    • Study graduation with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in March 2021

2021 - 2022: GOD Gesellschaft für Organisation und Datenverarbeitung mbH, Braunschweig

  • System analyst and software developer

2022 - now: Cognizant Mobility, Wolfsburg

  • Junior Java software developer


Technology is amazing. Everyday I try to discover and try new technologies, whether that are new programming languages, frameworks or just tools to make (my) life a bit easier. These are the technologies I spent the most time on recently:

  • Programming languages: Java, Go, JavaScript
  • Operating systems: Linux, Windows, Android
  • Tools: SQLite, Git, Docker, Oracle Database


Take a look at my projects.


As someone spending a lot of time on the internet, I come across many blogs. But I don’t only read content from other people, I also like to share own opinions, insights or thoughts on my blogs. I blog in English and in German.

Jan-Lukas Else