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
Junior Gameplay Programmer
at Ubisoft Blue Byte GmbH, 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 Blue Byte 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 a lot of League of Legends 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!