Hi there, I’m David! Nice to meet you
I’m a Computer Science student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, specializing in Machine Learning and Computer Vision.
My native language is German, so the occasional post on this site will be written in German language. I try to eventually translate them into English to reach more people, but this takes time and energy that I cannot always devote to this site. Should you encounter a post written in German, I encourage you to use Google Translate or similar services for the time being.
I like to read a lot. My Kindle is essential. I read mostly biographies and non-fictional, business-related books, covering topics like Personal Growth, Psychology, Neuroscience etc. Here are some of my favorite books I’ve read so far. During my daily commute I listen either to their Audible counterparts or to podcasts like The Tim Ferriss Show.
As a New Year’s resolution for 2017, I’ve set myself the goal to learn a new foreign language. Thus I’m currently learning Swedish with Duolingo. I chose Swedish because there’s something about the Nordic languages that fascinates me. In high school I was forced to learn French, which I hated, so this time I wanted to learn a language out of sheer fun to make it a daily habit. With my native language being German, Swedish will be my fourth language. You can follow my progress on Duolingo.
Another huge hobby of mine is Digital Photography and Image Processing.
I also like doing Yoga. It’s a good balance for sitting in front of a computer for 8+ hours a day and helps with correcting my posture. You know what they say, sitting is the new smoking. Furthermore, in 2018 I will compete in my first Tough Mudder, a 10-mile obstacle race through mud and ice-cold water. Setting myself a goal like this really has been a great motivation to get in the best shape of my life.
If you’re interested in talking with me, feel free to contact me on Twitter.
Looking forward to hearing from you!