Who is xeladu?
Who am I? What is my background? What about the profile picture? Here are some answers!
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.
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 😊
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.
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.
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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Here is some orientation about what I published so far. Feel free to have a look around 😊
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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
🔹 Jan 2023: One year on Medium 🔥
🔹 Feb 2023: I launched my own blogging website ✍
🔹 Mar 2023: My ebook was downloaded 100 times!
How you can support me
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Any questions, comments, or feedback are always appreciated. Feel free to get in touch with me.