Status Update

Filed under: life — Tags: , , , , — thomas11 @ 00:11

Hey fellow readers – I hope you are still there after the long blogging delay. It’s high time to give you an update on my current situation.

I graduated recently, and now it’s final what my next station is: I’ll be working as a freelance developer and architect on an application for the University of Heidelberg. The project itself, however, runs under the umbrella of my old university in Karlsruhe, and I’ll be working in an office there .

The goal of the project is to develop a web-based application to both support the creation of an etymological dictionary, and make it available online as soon as there’s a reasonable amount of finished content. The application is for the DEAF group in Heidelberg, who create a dictionary of medieval French (DEAF = Dictionnaire étymologique de l’ancien français), with great expertise and attention to detail, which has made them one of the most renowned groups in this field internationally.

For myself, this allows me to really get into modern web application development and try out several exciting technologies such as Wicket (most likely) and Hibernate, while working with very nice and dedicated people.

I’m also living in Karlsruhe again, in a very cool flat together with a former fellow student and, of course, Susi the cat. Update your address books: Leopoldstr. 20, 76133 Karlsruhe.

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