Hi, I’m Marius Shekow. I’m a Computer Science graduate working as cloud and software engineer at SprintEins in Bonn, Germany. I graduated in Media Informatics at B-IT/RWTH Aachen in 2013 (MSc) and obtained a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) at RWTH Aachen in 2019. I received my BSc in Applied Computer Science in 2010 at University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe. You can find brief CVs at my public social media profiles:
At SprintEins I’m partially a software developer for backends, but my focus is on cloud engineering. I design and implement cloud infrastructures, automate them with Infrastructure-as-Code tools, and build CI/CD pipelines that accelerate the performance of our teams, improving the code’s quality and security.
My fascination for anything related to computers started at the age of 7, when I first got my hands on a i386 computer. It was mostly a playful experience, as I descended into the depths of great titles such as Commander Keen or Day Of The Tentacle. Luckily I had a mentor who also taught me to understand, disassemble and repair computers, both from a hardware and software perspective. By the age of 15 I knew my way around Windows computers well enough to earn extra income from PC repairs for friends and relatives. At that time I also started with web-development. I first created static HTML pages, then switched to programming of dynamic web sites with PHP. This kindled my interest in programming and thus I decided to study and work in the field of computer science, about which I’ve been enthusiastic ever since.
Professionally, my interests include cloud technology, automation (CI/CD), and file (system) synchronization. I’ve worked on all of these topics in the past, coming from a media informatics background where I studied the foundations of topics like image processing and pattern recognition. To implement projects, I use different programming languages such as Python, Java, or C++, with a strong emphasis on clean code and architecture.
In my personal life, I love to spend time on dancing Salsa, playing the piano, reading a good book, or composing small tunes on my MIDI keyboard. I also continuously study new learning techniques and how to stay motivated, and apply them in practice. This website and its articles is part of this effort – following the motto: “If you want to learn something, teach it”. I’ve also created machinima movies in the past, where I acquired skills in digital video editing and motion graphics.