Hi! I'm Marcel.

I'm a computer science student and web developer and currently reside in the beautiful city of Gothenburg, Sweden, for an exchange semester. In my studies, I'm weirdly interested in some of the more theoretical aspects of computer science – like automata theory –, but I also like some more applied, data science-y subjects.

Besides that, I work for the amazing Our World in Data, where I'm helping to improve the tools that visualize data on the world's largest problems and which are used by millions of people. I love working with the awesome people at Our World in Data and doing something that is both fun and helps make the world a little bit better.

I am 22 now and have been programming since I was eleven years old.

In my free time, I like to go bouldering, cycling or just enjoy the nature around me. I also like to go to a metal concert.

Rough CV

  • I was born in 1999 in the city of Schweinfurt, Germany, where I grew up in a rural area. From 2009-2017 I went to school in Schweinfurt.
  • 2017 then saw me moving to the nearby Würzburg, where I pursued my Bachelor's degree (2017-2020) in computer science at the University of Würzburg. I finished my degree in September 2020 with distinction.
  • While I lived there, I worked as a working student (2018-2020) for GeSi Software GmbH, a local software development firm specializing in software for the creation of safety data sheets and the management of hazardous substances.
  • For my Master's education, I moved to Aachen and began studying computer science at the master level (2020-) at RWTH Aachen University.
  • I used my third semester there – namely the winter semester 2021/22 – as a chance to go abroad and spend a semester in Gothenburg, Sweden, as part of the Erasmus+ program. The computer science program there is offered as a joint endeavor between the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
  • Additionally, since August 2020 I've been working for Our World in Data as a part-time contractor. I landed the job through contributions made through GitHub and am very happy with the outcome :)