My name is Jan-Lukas Else and I am a technical person with a deep passion for everything that is programmable. My journey into the world of bits and bytes started when I was in elementary school and my parents gave me my first PC. But games weren’t of interest to me, I was more fascinated by discovering the possibilities a computer has to offer and soon after started creating first little programs with Visual C++.
The motivation to solve daily problems led me to participate at the youth competition “Jugend forscht” multiple times. My last project also brought me closer to coding and I started self-teaching Java by developing a program for handwriting recognition (before every smartphone had that build in). The next years I mainly focused on building Android apps, of which I published some on Google Play.
Now after I finished graduating from school, I’m studying Computer Science at the Ostfalia University of Applied Science in cooperation with a company in my home town. I still do Android development from time to time but am currently exploring the world of web services.
Next to all this technology I also like traveling (I did Interrail two times and I’m looking forward to do it again), running and a minimalistic lifestyle.
You can find information about my personal career on my LinkedIn profile.
Technology is amazing. Everyday I try to discover and try new technologies, whether that are new programming languages, frameworks or just tools to make life a bit easier. Here are some I already worked with and have some experience with:
I like creating things and using my abilities for something useful. Next to this I also support the idea of Open Source and making my projects freely available to everyone. (I’m a passionate Linux user!) Here are some of my projects:
|Maily-Form||https://github.com/jlelse/Maily-Form||Tool to receive form submissions and send them via email from static websites||Yes|
|Teleposter||https://github.com/jlelse/teleposter||Android app to publish easily publish on Telegra.ph from mobile||Yes|
|NewsCatchr||https://newscatchr.github.io||Android app to read RSS feeds||Not really|
You can find all my open source projects on my GitHub profile.
As someone spending a lot of time on the internet, I come across many blogs. But I don’t only read content from other people, I also like to share own opinions, insights or thoughts. Next to this, I’m managing one of the biggest Android development related sites with over 36 thousand subscribers and half a million views per month.
|AndroidPub||https://androidpub.net||A publication (collection of articles from many different contributors) with a huge number of Android Development related articles|
|appydroid||https://appydroid.eu||Personal opinion blog about Android related topics|
|einGeek||https://blog.ein-geek.de||Personal blog in German|
|Dev All The Things||https://dev.jlelse.de||Personal blog with development related articles|
|jlelse Writes||https://writings.jlelse.de||Personal blog covering a variety of topics|
|Medium profile||https://medium.jlelse.de||My profile on the blogging platform Medium|
I would call it a hobby to attend developer meetups. I once gave a talk too, you can find the slides here:
|Kotlin Meets Android||https://kotlinslides.jlelse.de/||German|