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Android engineer since 2009 (fragmentation was not an issue back then as there was just the emulator - good times :D). Productivity geek - I have probably tried out all relevant productivity systems and apps out there. My dark bane, but at the same time my biggest driver. Also avid gamer, history buff, tech lover and Indiegogo/Kickstarter addict. Always on the hunt for new technologies and optimizations - cannot get enough of new, fancy, geeky stuff! If I build things myself the most important thing is: the product of my work has to be of great usability, expandability and maintainability as well as ethically and morally unquestionable (no greyzones here!). In most situations my target groups are end users as well as other developers. I tend to spend an equal amount of time on code optimizations regarding flexibility and expandability of software projects as on the development of new features. Less than the achievement of these goals is usually not acceptable for me - and I'm motivating my collaborators to behave like this, too. Nevertheless I'm not a pedant and tend to behave pragmatically. And I'm a firm believer of teamwork and team spirit: together two people can achieve way more than each of them alone - but equally important are the times where you completely disconnect and just focus. The latter being one of the reasons why I firmly believe in the idea of working remotely.

In the last two years I've also invested quite some time into iOS development, specifically with Kotlin Native.

And lately one more thing is bothering me more and more: "meaning" in what I'm doing and how. For me that boils down to improving the world we live in - even if it is just a tiny bit. We make thousands of decisions every day and many of them just mindlessly choosing to ignore all the tiny opportunities there are to change the state of things - just because we do what everyone does and hide behind that. People may call me boring looking at my pretty conservative lifestyle, but there are possibilities for tiny little revolutions in everything we do - in every smile when we enter a room, every encouragement we choose to give, spending time with our family instead of our phone (and oh my, I'm struggling quite a bit here), and, yes, also every piece of user data we choose to NOT forward to third party services when writing user facing software. Many small decision which alone themselves don't change the world - but imagine we all chose to make every fifth decision mindfully... Certainly nothing I myself could ever hope to achieve, but better die trying than not trying at all. That's what provides meaning to my life, even if I fail at least a dozen times a day.

Find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/svenbendel/.

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