Hey, my name is Martin!

I'm a frontend developer, father and boyfriend, hobby photographer, avid reader, music lover, long-time blogger and lifelong scout.

Martin Schneider looking sceptical.

Web development & work

Although I have explored a lot of topics besides frontend development, learning about SEO, Microservices, Docker, CI and CD, caching strategies or server administration was never as much fun as building websites with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Today I focus on building responsible, fast and accessible websites. I believe in the concept of progressive enhancement as basis of my work and try to use as little technology as possible. I'm trying to improve my skills every day.

Apart from the actual work as a developer, I've been working as teamlead and spend quite some time organizing and simplifying processes within the development-team. That includes as well the cooperation between project management, design-teams and developers. I'm a big fan of Scrum and certified as Professional Scrum Product Owner I.

Martin looking a Max.
Max and me, January 2020.

Having a family

Becoming a father was for sure the biggest live change I've ever experienced. Priorities, routines and timetables have been switched and are now often set around the life of Max. That's demanding from time to time, but there's also nothing that I enjoy more than watching that little boy growing up and learning something new every day. Seeing him explore the world completely open minded and mostly fearless makes me sometimes even a bit jealous and I try to be a bit more that way myself these days.

Photography

After starting to make a living of my biggest hobby, there was the need for a new one. Since have always been interested in documenting my life and travels and being generally interested in technical things, choosing photography as a hobby was quite obvious.

Bringing the technical (the camera and its settings) and non-technical elements (finding a composition) together brings me a lot of joy. If you're interested in my pictures have a look at my personal blog where I post some of them from time to time. Sadly, I did not take much time lately to go out and take some pictures.

Arc de Triumphe in Paris.
Arc de Triumphe, Paris, June 2018
A road until the horizon.
A road in Iceland, June 2015
The sun is shining through some trees.
Hofgarten, Bonn, August 2018
A ship besides a bridge.
Swollen Rhine, Bonn, January 2018