Hello. My name is Max Kramer. I’m an mobile-orientated software engineer living in Berlin.
I have a strong interest in backend web development and software-architecture. Alongside coding professionally, I enjoy spending time teaching and helping others to learn. I also have a passion for beautiful UX and UI design, although my design capability leaves something to be desired...
When I'm not sat in front of a computer, I can be found complaining about leaving the EU, cycling, or taking photos.
More information can be found through my LinkedIn.
|Notable Work Experience||Open Source Contributions|
Over October and November, 2015, I took part in a volunteering programme with POD Volunteers to work at an orphanage in Pokhara, Nepal. I helped to provide support and care to the children, which involved organising activities, and most of all, becoming a trusted part of their family. At the same time, I also taught english at a local primary school, where teaching material is scarce and even non-existent.
I always look to give back to the community and provide help and support as/when I can. Often it's incredibly difficult to make a lasting change. Unfortunately, solely visiting Nepal and spending time with the young, energetic and enthusiastic children was not enough to change their lives for the better, but I remain in contact with some of the children, as well as the staff that run it in order to help in any way I can.
Coding, in general, is rarely taught in schools and arguably should be a vital part of the nationwide curriculum. Programming teaches students the benefits of logical thinking and encourages them to design and develop their own products, as the world becomes even more engrossed in technology.
As a result, I set-up a Thinkspace - an area for students to learn how to code, at UCS School for Boys. It was overwhelming to have more students turn up to the first session, than computers in the room!