by Laura

Who am I

My name is Laura. In 8th grade I discovered my love for computers and software development and since then there hasn't been a day that i haven't spent expanding my knowledge. I love my work and put all my effort and dedication into it. I always love learning new stuff and once an idea arises in my head I always try to implement it in code. When I am faced with difficult problems I sometimes work even through the night, trying to solve/fix them.

In my freetime I code a lot for my personal projects or look at cat pictures. I love to travel around the world and meet new people. Occasionally i play around with samples and loops and create ambient/electronic music (you can check it out here).

I always try to stay up-to-date in a wide range of programming languages and also occasionally try myself at webdesign. My all-time favorite language is Golang, but I also have experience in PHP, JavaScript (including NodeJS), Lua, HTML and CSS, SQL and Java. Working with linux based servers on a daily basis, I know my way around the shell quite well.

My programming carreer started with a 3 year apprenticeship at a Web-Development Startup called form4. There I learned the basics of web- and software development by going through all their departments. After learning web-development basics like HTML, CSS and JavaScript I moved on to the Backend side of things and spent most of my time developing TYPO3 extensions. I also got to learn Java while building Database-Management systems using technologies like Hibernate, the Spring Framework and Maven.

Finishing my apprenticeship, I noticed that TYPO3 wasn't really my thing so I decided to leave form4 and join the small but amazing team at Trustami where I have been doing full-stack development for over 2 years now.

In my freetime I work a lot on the OP-Framework. It's a FiveM Framework written in Lua, powering multiple big servers, owned by InZidiuZ. I also enjoy coming up and implementing all kinds of projects, including a wide variety of open-source libraries. Using Discord as a messaging service I've also come around to building many Discord bots. During my apprenticeship, I also aquired a bit of knowledge regarding networking and low level communication. I worked with the tor network for a while, building peer to peer chat clients with end to end encryption and similar applications which rely on the tor network.

When coding both at work or in my free-time, I always follow guidelines to make sure my code is easily understandable and easily adapt to existing programming styles of projects i get brought in to. Everything I build is as clean and efficient as possible and well documented.

"Wiese2" what does that mean?

"Wiese2" is the alias i used a lot when i first started programming. I started my apprenticeship with another trainee, who was working in different field though. While i was specializing in software development, he was learning everything about hardware, networking and servers. To expand our knowledge together, we both created a playground project called "Spielwiese4", which translates to "playground 4" (the 4 being a reference to the company we were working for "form4"). When i eventually went to do my own projects, i shortened the name from "Spielwiese" to just "Wiese" (meaning "Meadow" or "Field") and since i was working alone on them i halfed the 4 to 2, creating "Wiese2".