Already as a small kid I knew I was going to be an engineer, and I dreamt of building my own airplanes. But then, in 1982, I got a computer for Christmas. A Commodore VIC-20 with 5k memory and a cassette player as persistent storage. I immediately fell in love with computers and software.
A lot of time has passed since then, and a lot has happened in the computer industry, but my love for computers and software is still burning bright. Today, I mainly work as a software architect, but the feeling of magic when a well-written program does what it is supposed to do, keeps me hooked on coding.
I love to learn about new things and share my knowledge with others. The best invention, beside computers, is the whiteboard. A few people gathered around a whiteboard talking, discussing, and reasoning about code is great. Everyone sharing something, everyone learning something.
When not coding or white-boarding I like to go outdoors, either riding a motorcycle or hiking in the woods.