Hello, my name is Benjamin Erb and I am a Media Informatics & Computer Science student at the University of Ulm.
I take a great interest in web technologies, scalable architectures, distributed systems and mobile/ubiquitous computing.
runs several projects.
distributed reporting toolkit
The distributed reporting toolkit (diretto) is a versatile solution for distributed on-site media reporting and collaborative event coverage in real-time. It was originally a students project at the University of Ulm and is now open source. I'm maintaining the platform's RESTful API and backend web services.
A local community targeting the collection of open data related to the city of Ulm. We want to provide data visualizations as well as helpful web-based services for citizens.
This is a non-offical blog of several computer science students from the university of ulm. We are writing various articles related to computer science and programming.
is a passionate programmer.
I enjoy developing software and really appreciate the concepts of open source. You can find some of my software projects on github.com/berb.
Having a strong background in Java, I am interested in other technologies as well. This includes technologies related to web engineering, distributed systems, mobile applications and user interfaces.
I am especially interested in alternative approaches towards concurrency, multi-core programming and scalability. In a similiar way I am keen on non-relational database systems.
is writing, blogging and presenting.
I am regularly contributing to IOException.de and the diretto development blog. Most of the articles have a rather technical background. Tweets from everyday life can be found on twitter.com/b_erb. The slides from some of the talks I gave can be found on slideshare.
♥ sneaker photography.
More photos in my flickr stream.
appreciates your feedback.
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