My name is Gerald, my gamer friends call me Peldon.
I'm a German software developer and games enthusiast living in Düsseldorf, Germany.
06/2018 - present
at Ubisoft Düsseldorf
09/2015 - 05/2018
studied "Game Development and Research"
at Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln
degree: M.A. with grade "very good" (A)
01/2011 - 09/2015
at SEVEN PRINCIPLES AG
10/2008 - 12/2010
at PSI Transcom GmbH
10/2002 - 09/2008
studied "Informatik" (computer science)
at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
degree: M.Sc. with grade "very good" (A)
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For 7 years I worked as a software developer and learned a lot about programming languages, techniques and project management. In this time I used many tools, frameworks and methods to create and maintain high quality software. Although most projects were using the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition, I used other languages as well, e.g. Python.
In 2012 I was certified as a Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) on scrum.org. As the lead developer in small teams I often took both roles.
Since June 2018 I am working at Ubisoft Düsseldorf as a Gameplay Programmer. Finally, I am part of the games industry and I am here to stay.
Analysing and understanding code is one of my key strengths as well as having a very structured approach to work and good communication skills. Because of my calm and solution-oriented attitude I often took the role as mediator to resolve conflicts in the teams.
Nearly every day I play video games. That's my passion. Not only do I enjoy playing the big games like League of Legends or Fortnite with my friends, but all kinds of games. There is so much to see and to experience and not enough time to spend it on a single game. I have to play them all ... at least a little bit. It's boon and bane.
But there's more to games than playing them! Sometimes it's simple entertainment, sometimes it's very beautiful art. I love reading about it. For example in the WASD-Magazine, on rockpapershotgun.com or superlevel.de
There is also esports, youtube-shows, cosplay and much more in the world of games culture, that fascinates me!
That is still not enough. I have to create games myself. For a long time I worked on different projects in my free time, then I decided to get serious and studied "Game Development and Research". Now I am working in the games industry which is still mindblowing to me, even though you could see that coming...
Your chances to meet me at Game Developer Meet-Ups and conferences in North-Rhine-Westfalia are pretty good. See you there!