Who is xeladu?

About me

Who am I? What is my background? What about the profile picture? Here are some answers!

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Hey guys,

my name is Alex, I’m from Germany and I am a passionate software developer for many many years. That’s why I’d like to bring my enthusiasm to other people who are interested in coding.

My career path

I started programming when I was around 15 (2002) and haven’t stopped since then. This was the reason I decided to study information technology at a German university and after my graduation, I worked for several software companies. Today my interests cover topics like .NET, mobile development with Flutter, or DevOps. Most of my posts will be about these areas.

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My hobbies

In my free time, I do many different sports like tennis, cycling or skiing in winter. When there is no pandemic, I also like to go to bars or restaurants and to spend much time outside in the sun. Together with my girlfriend and our dog it never gets boring 😊

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My journey on Medium

I first started writing at the beginning of 2022. During my career, I spent a lot of time teaching colleagues in different areas of software development and I still enjoy it today. But to reach more people I decided to write about interesting topics that I discover during my work or in my private projects. The community here is very kind and you can learn a lot just by reading through the different articles. That’s why I chose Medium as a platform.

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My profile picture

My picture shows a Pokémon called Pachirisu. I was a big fan of the TV show and played the first games on Nintendo Game Boy when they came out but today I’m not a fan anymore. 150 Pokémon are enough in my opinion (just like good movies don’t need a second or third part) 😂
But the Pachirisu is still my default profile picture and I use it nearly everywhere because I think it’s fluffy, cute, and reminds me a bit of my dog.

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What I have published so far

Well, it’s quite a lot, so I decided to create an orientation post for you.

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Notable achievements on Medium

🔹 Jan 2022: First article published
🔹 Feb 2022: Accepted to Medium Partner Program
🔹 Feb 2022: More than 5,000 views within 30 days for the first time
🔹 Mar 2022: Total reach over 10K 🎉
🔹 Mar 2022: 25 articles published
🔹 Mar 2022: Top Writer badge for Architecture
🔹 Mar 2022: Top Writer badge for Design
🔹 Apr 2022: More than 10,000 views within 30 days for the first time
🔹 Apr 2022: 300 followers reached
🔹 Apr 2022: More than 15,000 views within 30 days for the first time
🔹 Apr 2022: Monthly earnings over 100$ 🎉
🔹 May 2022: 50 articles published
🔹 Jun 2022: Total reach over 50K
🔹 Jun 2022: First ebook published 📙
🔹 Jun 2022: 400 followers reached
🔹 Aug 2022: 75 articles published
🔹 Aug 2022: Total reach over 75K
🔹 Sep 2022: Total reach over 100K
🔹 Oct 2022: I launched my own Medium newsletter 💌
🔹 Nov 2022: More than 20,000 views within 30 days for the first time
🔹 Nov 2022: More than 25,000 views within 30 days for the first time

How you can support me

If you like my articles, there are several ways how you can support me

▶ 💖 Become a member via my referral link so that I get a small reward
▶ 🌲 Contact me via my linktr.ee
▶ ⭐ Follow me on GitHub where all code examples from my articles are
▶ 🏬 Browse around in my Gumroad store for ebooks and freebies
▶ 👍 Share my articles on your social media
▶ 🎁 Leave feedback on my articles
▶ 👏 Clap for my articles (you can clap up to 50 times!)

Any questions, comments, or feedback are always appreciated. Feel free to get in touch with me.

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xeladu

xeladu

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I am a Software Engineer writing about Flutter, .NET, Firebase, Azure DevOps with over 15 years of experience. Contact: https://linktr.ee/xeladu