Want to know more about me? Look no further... below you'll find everything you might want to know about me and never dared to ask. If something is missing you can always contact me and ask for more on my contact page.
Before dropping all the known CV bombs, let me tell you what you really want to know about me:I likecoding, running, swimming, reading books, playing Game Boy (tm), watching movies, the climate, and people who say 'thank you' although the situation etiquette would not necessarily demand them to do it. I do like my wife and kids, too, tho.
I don't likeraisins, tardiness, unrealiability, and people who watch two Youtube clips and read one malign blog and suddenly believe they know more about everything than established scientists. Also, I don't like marzipan. It's pretty grosse.
Self-employed Web and Software Developer2017 - todayNow to the boring CV content (you can simply skip it if you don't feel like it). I'll start with the most recent events and work my way down to my birth. So it will be a bit like a Benjamin Button-experience, where I start as a PhD and end up as a baby.
So after graduating from Humboldt Universität and getting my PhD in 2016, I chose self-employment over academia. This was a new and strange road to walk upon; while I was already pretty experienced on a technical level I had to up my game in terms of layout and design. Turns out that people not only want functional pages but also pretty ones. I learned a lot about web design and started collaborating with the experienced digital agency Kaiser Design. This collaboration provides a solid synergetic effect of technical and layout knowhow, and I am grateful for it.
My Life in Climate2016 - todayClimate change is real and it is man-made. That is the biggest thing I have to drop here. One of my pet peeves is the spread of misinformation on climate science and I am trying to counter this dangerous behaviour. You can check out my thoughts and workings on the topic on my climate blog page... Apart from writing this blog for countering climate change misinformation, I am an active member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby and the team of Skeptical Science, where I mainly work in the translation department. And no, we are NOT talking about what climate science deniers enjoy to call skepticism. Nope. True skepticism is a major pillar of science. But more on this in my blog postings.
My Life in Science2010 - 2016I have been working in web and software development since 2011. This journey started when I earned my spurs in acadamia. Being a student of Bioinformatics at the Freie Universität Berlin, I worked in the group of Theoretical Biophysics at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. My main focus was on the development of software tools for the scientific community and corresponding web applications. Never were these tools particularly pretty, but always practical - welcome to the world of science! Next to my academic research (see Google Scholar on Timo Lubitz), I published several software tools in peer reviewed scientific journals. Go to my projects page and filter for "Software" to see some example projects.
My Life at University2003 - 2016After finally leaving school with my Abitur pocketed, I got to choose my next step in life. Only in the last few years of school education I had found how much I enjoyed learning new things, so simply leaving all educational institutions behind to become a working stiff was entirely not an option to me. I chose to go big and study Bioinformatics at Freie Universität Berlin. What followed were years and years of learning, living, seizing days and nights, and getting to know all these precious people that started ended up being my whole social as well as professional network.
My Life in General1981 - todayI was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Here, I went to school, to university, and also went to work. And despite being a bit uncomfortable to only mention this important part of my life on the bottom of this page: Here, in Berlin, I also met my future wife, got a bunch of children with her (2 and counting), and simply decided to stay in this beautiful city and never leave.