Hey!

My name is Andreas Schmidt. I am a 2nd semester master student of Computer Science at Saarland University. In addition to that I am a Software Developer and dedicate some spare time to voluntary work at Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG). Finally, I also enjoy dancing, reading and listening to all kinds of music.

Projects

Applications

Websites

Publications

Scripts & Stuff (please note the terms of use)

Archive (some projects I passed to others and those that are no longer online)

  • 2012 - 2014: MenSaar (Saarland University Mensa App for WP7)
  • 2008 - 2014: Plan Aktionsgruppe Saarbrücken (NPO, that raises money for charity projects)
  • Winter 2013: MathOverflow (curve plotting tool)
  • 2010 - 2013: DLRG OG Homburg (administration, editorial)
  • 2008 - 2010: Saarpfalz-Gymnasium (my former secondary school)
  • 2007 - 2010: SPG Informatik (the faculty of computer science at my secondary school)
  • 2006 - 2008: Wäller vom Bärenbrunnerhof (website for a dog breeder)

Work

  • 05/2013 - now: Research Assistant at the Telecommuncations Lab (Saarland University)
  • 07/2010 - now: Freelance work for Position-Control GmbH
  • 10/2013 - 03/2014: Teaching Assistant at the Telecommuncations Lab (Saarland University)
  • 10/2010 - 06/2011: Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr as a first-aid instructor for Malteser Hilfsdienst
  • 01/2008: Industrial placement at SPS Computers

Education

Technology

Back in 2005 I first got in touch with web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript), which grew up since then (much like I did). Still, most of the time I spend programming will eventually turn into some web-based user application, rather than a desktop application. Nevertheless I have spent a few years developing a desktop application using WPF and XAML, as well as a mobile app for Windows Phone. Backends for my professional projects are typically in C#, while I prefer node.js for prototypes.

During my studies I did a bit of C (network and embedded code), Java (programming / software-engineering lectures, custom skeleton database) and MATLAB (signal processing and digital transmission). Lately I use a lot of Python and enjoy coding that is easy and high-level, without losing flexibility at the same time.

My setup consist purely of Windows systems, which is why people often laughed at me. Fortunately, I do not care much and use Linux whenever required, thanks to Vagrant.

If you want to learn more, please check out the projects above.

Library

Here is an abridged list of the textbooks I read over the last few years. I enjoyed reading them very much, so I recommend them wholeheartedly. The list is ever growing and updated from time to time. (alphabetical order)

DLRG

Since December 2004 I am a member of DLRG. From 2004 to 2009 I did all lifesaving badges and the snorkel diving badge. Now I am giving courses and attending advanced courses and seminars. Currently I am working on the Lehrschein.

Lifeguarding

From 2010 on, I have spent about five weekends a year at local lakes and water-related events. In 2011 I was in Borkum for one week and took part in ZWRD-K. I completed my Fachausbildung Wasserrettungsdienst in mid 2012 and in September 2012 I passed the coxswain examination.

Teaching

Back in 2010 I started to teach lifeguarding and swimming to youths, so I am used to organise and conduct one course per season. In addition to that I hold occasional first-aid courses that are associated with the examinations for lifesaving badges and mandatory for our active lifeguards. This is the complete (and growing) list:

Photography

Outlandish Post Office

We'll cross that bridge when we come to it

Ride to the Sunset

Crumbling Castles

Over the dunes

Man on the Moon

When I grow up...

Borkum from above

A Fresh Start!

Snow Owl

Racoon

Leafs

In the red

Example Frame

Contact

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE