ZEIT ONLINE has been relaunched

ZEIT ONLINE (ZON) has been relaunched a week ago. Over at zeit.de you will find a beautiful news site – no matter if you are browsing on your phone, tablet or desktop. A responsive news site relying on ad revenue is technically interesting. But there are journalistic innovations as well, that I have been longing… ZEIT ONLINE has been relaunched weiterlesen

Time to have Dinnr

Dinnr filled with test events from our presentation at Makers Academy.

I’m in my last of 12 weeks Makers Academy. It’s hard to believe and at the same time I’m okay with it. Maybe I’m spoiled by our smooth and rewarding final project but I feel ready for the market. I want to build apps that are actually used. But before I tell you about my plans… Time to have Dinnr weiterlesen

Ready for the finals

Ready to start into the finals.

Today I’m going to start my final project at Makers Academy. Kate Beavis, Chris Ward and Sean Haughton and I will build a social network for people who like to cook together. My friend Patrick Abele came up with the idea some time ago and responded to my call for pitches two weeks ago. There have been several… Ready for the finals weiterlesen

Week5: JavaScript and APIs

A bit more than five weeks ago I tried to read a programming book. It was recommended as one of the best books to learn Ruby with. I had a feeling that „The Well Grounded Rubyist“ was a really good book. But I didn’t understand it. The author David A. Black writes about hashes, arrays, variables and… Week5: JavaScript and APIs weiterlesen

Welcome to Chitter

So sieht eine kleine Datenbank im Terminal aus. Jede Nachricht die geschrieben wird, jeder Nutzer, der sich anmeldet, wird darin gespeichert.

True. It’s not the most user-friendly web app ever made. And it’s not particularly beautiful either, but I am very happy to present you… the new Twitter: „Chitter“. Chitter was last weekend’s challenge. You can read messages in a public stream, you can sign up to write messages yourself. That’s what we call the Skateboard at… Welcome to Chitter weiterlesen

An entrepreneur enabling startup: The story of Makers Academy

Makers Academy's new online programming course "Ronin" has started in February. Jordan and Pavel are running the first cohort.

There is more to a startup than a brick-walled office space, bean bags and a ping pong table. A startup needs a product and a story.  Last week Evgeny Shadchev, CEO and co-founder of Makers Academy, told us how much pain it was, to find the beautiful office in which I’ve been learning how to code… An entrepreneur enabling startup: The story of Makers Academy weiterlesen

Syntactic sugar, cold rooms – I’m getting used to it (week 1/12)

I'm not only getting used to coding and the British way of life. It's also my first time relying entirely on a Mac.

My first week at Makers is over. And if I keep learning new things at that pace I might actually be a Maker in the end. We have started with Test-driven development and the attempt to program a bike rental service. Yesterday I was sitting in a cafe in Kentish Town writing code for this weekend’s challenge.… Syntactic sugar, cold rooms – I’m getting used to it (week 1/12) weiterlesen

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Why we came…

„You have paid a whole lot of money, firstly to learn how to learn, and secondly, to learn how to code“ – Ruben Kostucki (@rubenkostucki), placement officer at Makers Academy. After his and some other introducing talks, we started with what I came for: coding. I am sure that learning how to code will be hard.… Why we came… weiterlesen

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Let’s go!

It’s 8.15 am. Within 15 minutes I will start a 12-week-programming-bootcamp at Makers Academy in London. I’ve come quite a long way. I’ve resigned from my job as an editor for Oberhessische Presse. I’ve left my dear colleagues and my beloved flat in Marburg. But I’m sure it’s worth it. Within the upcoming eight month… Let’s go! weiterlesen

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