About one and a half years ago I decided to change companies. I was sick and tired of producing low quality software at my previous employer. I joined Synyx, a small team of highly skilled developers with the same passion and mindset, that I have.
One thing that got my attention, while looking for a new jobs was Synyx's vision of Open Source. Having worked at Synyx for quite a while now, I can say it is more than a slogan here. We are not only using open source software, but also producing it. There's dedicated time to polish and release, whatever you think is helping fellow developers out there. As for me, I was able to plan and organize the local Java User Group here in Karlsruhe during working hours.
About a year ago, I got the opportunity to spearhead the mobile development efforts here at Synyx. It was an amazing opportunity, which helped me to realize, in which direction my future career is heading. Next to Android, the mobile team was able to build up substantial knowledge in iOS and the mobile market in general. We released our very first App for Android and iOS, called "I think I spider". It was a joined effort with the talented designer at "upstruct".
Working with the folks at Synyx was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career. I'd like to thank each and everyone of them for the opportunities and support over the past one and a half years.