me

Hi, I am Constantin, a WordPress and Open Source enthusiast from Germany. I decided for WordPress in 2005 and never regretted the decision once. With it I have built websites of many shapes and sizes. I have worked self employed and with small and big agencies, either as part of the team or freelancer. Since 2015, I work at Automattic as a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer.

During my university years I worked as an IT consultant and Network admin at the university hospital of Mainz where I had the pleasure to work with my good friend Ralf Kiesslich on many interesting projects in the field of Gastroenterology. This work allowed me to work with companies like PENTAX Medical, Astra Zeneca and Storz. I am also the co-author of a handful of medical papers in the field of Gastroenterology.

My learning goals at the moment are Javascript and Korean and plugin development using good code standards. I am making my way through new tools: phpsniffer, grunt, twig and the likes as I am trying to be a better WordPress developer. Since May 2017, I have also started to explore ways of using WordPress and AWS.

On my kindle you will currently find “Telling Lies”, AWS white papers, “A Smarter way to learn Javascript” and “Gregor and the code of the claw” for leisure. When I am not improving the world with Automattic and Woo, I read, study, blog, travel with my girlfriend, play with Ableton Live, contact juggle, visit the gym or hit the dance floor at my favourite venues. These days I am located in Berlin, Germany.

Besides my job and my hobbies, my favourite conversation topics are the art of communication and negotiation, personality types and traits and human development. I am a big fan Derren Brown, because he explores the aspects of what it means to be human like no other and admire the work of Friedeman Schulz von Thun and Susan Caine.

Find me on facebook and twitter

Need WooCommerce community support?
In December 2014 I founded the Advanced WordPress group on facebook.
Come and join us.

I also love testing new WordPress plugins every day and I keep a growing list of favourites.

Got some more time to visit blogs?

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