Hi I'm Sebastian.
My focus is on customizing applications to the processes and needs of the users to increase satisfaction and output of the people working with those systems.
As part of the NeosCMS core team I'm actively involved in improving the system continuously to new requirements of the ever evolving web business.
I would love to hear from you if you think I could help in your project or support your team.
Also check out my blog Mind the Seb.
WHAT I DO
Here you can find a rough list of things I'm spending my time with:
Working with people is just more fun and you can achieve things you never could do alone.
I started developing websites when I was 12 years old. I never stopped. Now my focus is on PHP based Content Management Systems and the ever changing field of technical SEO.
OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS
I love to work in open source. At least 20% of my time goes into several projects as maintainer or contributor. You can find them on Github.
LISTENING TO MUSIC
Electronic, alternative, classic, I love all kinds of music.
Work brought me to Cambodia for the first time in 2014. There I met my wife and learnt a lot about what is important to me.
SCRUM & AGILE
I'm a Scrum Alliance certified Scrum Master and help teams as Scrum Master or Product Owner.
Projects I've been working on
I build and help build websites usually based on TYPO3 CMS or Neos CMS.
This is a incomplete list of my work.
Company website for hema electronic GmbH.
Based on TYPO3 CMS.
Currently a relaunch is ongoing based on Neos CMS.
Company website for the ketterthill laboratories group in Luxembourg.
Based on Neos CMS. Includes an advanced search based on ElasticSearch with autocompletion and suggestion engine. Many content types, a laboratory location search and a payment portal for patients make this a great example on how Neos can deliver a great experience for visitors and editors.
Insurance comparison website for hu Versicherungen.
Based on Neos CMS. One Neos instance and a shared codebase is used here to efficiently manage more than 6 different insurance comparison pages. Performance and SEO is a number one priority which Neos can deliver.
OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS I'M INVOLVED IN
I always learnt a lot from Open Source projects and I use them all the time in fun & commercial projects. So it's good to also involve and give back to the community.
Think of Neos as an open source Content Application Platform based on its own PHP framework Flow.
I've been contributing to Neos since 2012 and became a proud core team member in 2015.
Check it out here.
The wookmark plugin for creating masonry style layouts with more than 2500 stars on Github.
I took over as maintainer of this plugin in 2013 from the creator of wookmark.com. Since then I completely reimplemented the plugin twice. First to clean up the codebase for a stable first release. Then again with the dependency to jQuery for version 2.
Check it out here.
Activities in Open Source communities
I'm also supporting Open Source products by contributing code and taking part in sprints, but also sponsoring.
If you want to support my work check out my Amazon wishlist.