About

Hi, I’m Philip. I work as a professional code slinger, primarily building and maintaining web applications. I’m very obsessed with all things testing and analysis. Or, in general, everything that ensures that software does what it’s supposed to do.

Besides coding, I’ve been making music since I was a kid. I played the recorder, guitar, and spent endless hours programming trackers before switching to sequencers. My fascination with sampling led me to once own six different hardware samplers at the same time. Since then, I got rid of almost everything, and I’m mostly an Ableton guy now. I always plan to release music, but I rarely do. I suffer heavily from imposter syndrome, self-doubts, and perfectionism. Traits that make everything a little complicated. Sometimes I wonder how I can get anything done at all.

I live in the beautiful city of Hamburg with my wife Anna, our dog Atze Tobi, and our cat flatmates Joey, Tschilly, Spiky, Lucy, Elvis, and Doctor.

Not bored yet? Here’s some useless trivia:

  • I get up at 6am every morning. And when I say every morning, I mean every morning. It’s ridiculous.
  • I’ve been programming computers for fun since 1990, and professionally since 2000
  • I gave up meat in 2010, and stayed away from all animal products since 2013
  • I could never jog because it’s so boring, but I regularly swim for an hour straight… which is absolutely not boring
  • If there’s one dish that’s going to kill me, it’s probably: Pancakes with peanut butter, fried sausage, Sriracha and maple sirup

That’s all there is to know.