Roughly estimated I’ve given about 1300 technical presentations over the years. With the last mayor website update I killed most of the materials as they were hopelessly outdated. But I will collect new stuff along with other downloads for you on this page.


If there is one thing that defines me then it is the drive to learn new things. As of today I hold 16 or so certifications and studied at Fernuni Hagen, Open University and University of Liverpool. Follow the link below to get to my study resources page.

Das Ferngespräch

Step out of your routine, travel the world, get to know foreign countries, set yourself free! This is what Alexander’s one year world trip is all about. In “Das Ferngespräch” we follow Alexander virtually and participate in his great adventure.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Douglas Adams

Me, me, pick me! – A little guide through the web development maze.

My Master degree slowly comes to its end (2 more modules, then my diss.) and in it’s final tech module I’m literally “Programming the Internet” which is also how the course is called. All this module is about is software engineering for the web using JavaScript, HTML5 and a number of server side frameworks to complete the picture. In parallel I spent the last 8 months catching up on the open ...

The zombie apocalypse

“Daddy, why do you always say that the Zombie apocalypse will come and why don’t we prepare for it?” This question coming from our youngest recently reminded us to flag our pop culture humour more clearly, especially when joking about the potential end of the world. Zombies are quite in fashion these days. I’m myself a huge fan of “The Walking Dead”, the series _and_ the


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Dirk on tour
Next stop: Berlin
(Google Launchpad Berlin)
End of September
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