I'm Frank Hambach. I am a software developer living in Berlin, Germany. I made my first steps in programming in the late eighties using the Basic interpreter on my father's KC 85/3. I wasn't very impressed. It took me a few more years to get interested in programming again. It happened in school where I systematically learned Pascal. From then on there was nothing that could stop me anymore. Turbo Pascal was soon followed by Delphi, Java and C++. I started studying computer science and mathematics at Humboldt university. There I got to know Mathematica and with it the concept of functional programming, even though back then I didn't knew there's a name for this paradigm.
From 2004 to 2009 I worked as a software tester for Siemens and Nokia Siemens Networks. There I developed a test automation system based on a plug-in architecture in C#. In 2010 I worked on a tele-teaching website for the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. Since February 2011 I'm working for Air Berlin. I'm also responsible for my sister's blog and created a few sites for local organisations.
Today C# is my weapon of choice along with PHP and the occasional Perl, Python, Java and F#. What fascinates me most in programming is the underlying beauty of data structures and algorithms that can only exist in your head.
Of course computers aren't everything. Living in the outskirts of Berlin I enjoy cycling in the surrounding forests and taking pictures with my Canon 550D. I own a distressing amount of t-shirts and tend to consume various kinds of audiovisual media. When it comes to books I favour the works of Stanisław Lem and Chinghiz Aitmatov.