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Position: Assistant Researcher ( WHK or Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft )

Starting 1. March 2010 I work in Informatik 3 Department of Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn.

My master is a joint effort between Uni Bonn and RWTH Aachen. During my master, I had the pleasure to be part in the Agile Lab, where I encountered two Research Associates, Pascal Bihler and Mark von Zeschau. They are true developers, result driven people and fair judges of our activity. During this lab, which was intensive, we had 3 weeks as developers in an almost real company environment. From 9 to 18, if you know what I mean.

Informatik 3 departmentThe experience that I had we very nice and as soon as I could, I discussed with them about joining their development team. Now I have the pleasure of developing a project that will affect all students that will study in this department.

The project is an upgrade to the existing system and will be developed in Ruby on Rails and have a Postgres database, allowing students to have a better application experience. The basis of it are an interactive and dynamic application who has several workflows, involving both possible future students and professors into finding the best candidates for this fine university.

My responsibilities are:

  • development in Ruby code on Rails platform
  • database migrations / upgrades
  • installing / configuring gems
  • CSS / interface design
  • JQuery JavaScript client side interaction
  • testing of the application

This is one more important task who caries with it big responsibilities, but I’m feeling very good about it!