Hey there, I'm Tobi

While I've been playing around with code since I was about 12 years old, pursuing a career in software development never really occurred to me. Growing up in the 90s, broadband connections and personal computers had just made their way to the mainstream, yet spending too much time with computers rendered you a nerd around your highschool mates. Studying IT was, if ever, only recommended for apparently nonexistant mathematical geniusses. Considering that programming was after all only for wizards, I decided to study business administration.

Fast forward a few years, I graduated with honors in a double degree in international management and socioeconomics from Universties in the UK and Germany. I've been working with IT companies such as IBM and Razer, written marketing plans and planned campaigns and yet, I felt like something was missing. I still felt that buzz when I was walking inside of a server storage room and got excited, when I could automate some mundane tasks in my job through some lines of code I've picked up years earlier. One thing lead to another and I found myself buried in books, blogs and online classes for web development, then computer systems, then encryption & data security. Who knows where this road will lead next.

I'm currently working as a UI / UX Software Engineer for a major Gaming Technology company. Writing this blog is a great opportunity for me to verify topics I've learned by writing them down in a concise and understandable way. I hope that my posts will be able to take you on an exciting journey into Javascript and computer science.

If you are looking to connect with me: I'm being creative on codepen.io and creating & solving algorithm challenges over at codewars.com.

Below are some of my recent open source projects:

Circles - A minimalist Chat application
built with Nodejs, Express, Sockets.io and jQuery

Open Survey - Application for creating and evaluating surveys.
built with Nodejs, Express, Angular 1.4.7 and MongoDB 3.0.2