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DevHero: Patrick Baumgartner | SuperPower: Graph SuperVision

14-Aug / 0 COMMENTS

Patrick Baumgartner | SuperPower: Graph SuperVision

1. What did you want to be when you grow up? And how did you start programming?


I always wanted to be an inventor like Gyro Gearloose a friend from Donald Duck. Finally I started my career as a mechanic, studied systems engineering and computer science. During my studies we built robots, created our own mini computer and programmed embedded devices. Everything before was just night hacking to get some things into the www.


2. Why do you consider IT conferences important? What meaning does Voxxed have for you personally?


Tech conferences are a way of get in touch with new topics. I always leave with several new ideas, which I need to explore days and weeks afterwards. One other important reason for me is to get in touch with other developers and speakers to discuss and share experiences and also the funny stories of a developer’s life.

Voxxed and Voxxed Days is something huge. It is a tech conference organized by the community with international speakers. Everyone can be part of this Voxxed community. E.g. I do not only speak on Voxxed Days in Belgrade, I also organize with a Swiss team the Voxxed Days Zurich in 2016.


3. What is the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?


We are living in 2015 where you think that everything that appears in the www is really online. I am working with an association in Switzerland where you register on their website, an email is sent to the event organizer, its printed and then manually typed into their CRM. Nothing is outsourced, no Amazon Mechanical Turk involved, all done in the same office.

The same just happened to me again when I sent out the email with all needed information to the hotel for this conference. They asked me to fill out the form, sign it and send it back.

Is it a bad sign? I don’t know. It shows me at least how much work we still have to do …