tomGER

About Me

I’m tomGER, a developer from Germany, located within the European Union. I dabble in nearly all programming fields in my freetime, though the backend is my forte. I’m a strong FOSS advocate and publish most of my work on Github.

Besides programming, I highly enjoy anything space related and a bit of video games here and there.

Current Activities
  • Till early last year I lead a group of skilled and amazing homebrew developers for the Nintendo Switch that created an entire ecosystem of tools to make the experience much more enjoyable, including Updaters, Toolkits and more.
  • Since then I have focussed on diversifying my skills by learning Golang and Rust
  • I have also started dabbling into really low level programming and Web Assembly
Language Proficiency

Based on the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”

  • German - ~C2 (Native language)
  • English - C1
  • Dutch - B2
  • Latin - ~A2
  • Russian - ~A2 (Verbally)

Development Skills

Programming Languages

I have experience in writing code in the following programming languages (most experienced to least experienced):

  • Golang
  • Python
  • Rust
  • Visual Basic
  • C
  • GDScript
  • C++
  • Typescript
  • Javascript
  • Lua
  • Pascal
Experience
  • Managing a software ecosystem
  • Working with game engines such as Godot
  • Implementing backend functionality into PWA sites such as https://notify.moe in Golang
  • Using WASM together with Deno and Golang
  • Harvesting information out of the internet to easily serve to the user in Python
  • Simple Reverse Engineering with Ghidra
  • Serving public APIs through the web
  • 2D Application development in SDL
  • Creating moderation tools that moderate millions of Users in Python
  • Making moderation of millions more accessible to Moderators
Notable Projects

Note: A full list of of notable projects I contributed to can be found on my Github README: https://github.com/tumGER

  • Kosmos, originally being founded by me, it grew to millions of downloads and a full ecosystem and team surrounding it.
  • BETCH, a Discord bot that harvests wiki data in order to help homebrew developers with their error codes and give detailed solutions to them at ease.
  • Moderation tools for Reddit communities with millions of subscribers such as /r/SubredditOfTheDay, /r/Bossfight or /r/DeepFriedMemes

Contact

I’m on a multitude of platforms and am happy to answer any questions. The easiest way to contact me is through the following ways: