Jan-Lukas Else

Software Developer & Blogger

About me

My name is Jan-Lukas Else and I am a 24 year old tech enthusiast with a deep passion for all things programmable. My journey into the world of bits and bytes began in elementary school when my parents gave me my first PC. But I wasn’t interested in games, I was more fascinated by the possibilities of a computer and soon started to experiment with small programs in Visual C++.

The motivation to solve everyday problems led me to participate successfully in the Jugend forscht competition several times. My last project also brought me closer to programming and I started to learn Java on my own by developing a handwriting recognition program (before every smartphone had this feature built in). For 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 at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with a company in my hometown, which I finished in March 2021. In January 2020 I finished my apprenticeship as an IT specialist for application development. My focus of interest has shifted from Android application development to backend and web services.

Besides being interested in technology, I also like to travel (preferably by train), do bodyweight training and try to live a minimalist and eco-friendly lifestyle.

A picture of myself


Check out my professional website or LinkedIn profile.


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