About Me

My name is Jan-Lukas Else and I am a 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.

Now, after graduating from high school, I am studying computer science at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with a company in my home town. I still develop apps for Android from time to time, but I’m currently exploring the world of web services and Linux.

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

Life

You can find information about my personal career on my LinkedIn profile.

Technologies

Technology is amazing. Everyday I try to discover and try new technologies, whether that are new programming languages, frameworks or just tools to make life a bit easier. Here are some I have experience with or already used at least a little bit:

  • Languages: Java, Kotlin, Go, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, Python, Inform 7, Assembly
  • Frameworks: Angular, Spring, VueJS, Bulma, Bootstrap
  • Operating systems: Linux, Android, Windows
  • Tools: Git, Docker, NodeJS, Hugo

Projects

Take a look at my projects.

Blogs

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. Next to this, I’m managing one of the biggest Android development related publications on Medium with over 49 thousand subscribers and over half a million views per month.

Talks

I would call it a hobby to attend developer meetups. I once gave a talk too, you can find the slides here.