- I was born and went to school in Swabia, in the South West of Germany and am still a great fan of the Swabian cuisine.
- I studied IIM (International Information Management ) at the University of Hildesheim. In the course of these studies, I also studied Computer Science at Glasgow University, Scotland as an exchange student in 2003/2004
- I am a developer in the Debian GNU/Linux Project, where I maintain a few packages, give talks and workshops at national and international events and conferences and do all kinds of press work.
- In August 2007 I graduated from Hildesheim University in International Information Management with Computer Science and History as my minors.