René Schultz

Current location:

Dahab 🇪🇬

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About Me

Who I am

Hi, I'm René! I'm 29 and from Hamburg, Germany though I work and/or travel around the globe at the moment. This is a place to get to know me a little better.

What I do

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. Instead of specializing in one topic, I chose a variety of courses such as IT security and database design.

I worked for an eCommerce startup as a software developer for ~4 years, mostly in the backend. This work involved:

  • Data modeling/ database design for MySQL + CouchDB
  • Technology stack: PHP (Laravel), Java, JavaScript and Python
  • Process BI information
  • Working 100% remote, no fixed office
  • Coaching new employees and oversee freelancer work

At the beginning of 2018 I started working freelance full stack with Laravel and work with @rob on DIYDIFM.

When I'm not working I enjoy


Programming skills

JS + NodeJs
Basic to intermediate knowledge
Perl Processing Bash VHDL Matlab Assembler Scala PL/SQL

IT Skills

HTML5 + CSS3 Templating Engines (e.g. Blade) JavaScript Laravel jQuery REST and SOAP APIs Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Jekyll AMP Structured Data
Server Administration
OpenSSH Apache, lighttpd, nginx OpenVPN Samba prosody ownCloud MySQL
MySQL/MariaDB Oracle SQLite PL/SQL ERM Redis CouchDB
Meta/ DevOps
Version Control(Git/SVN) Packaging (composer/npm/maven) Eclipse, MySQL Workbench VMware/VirtualBox Office Suites Image editing (e.g. Gimp) Linux: Debian, Ubuntu, SLES AWS + Digital Ocean, Cloudflare Unit Tests Docker + vagrant
Other technologies and services I've worked with
Website Parsing + Testing (jSoup/zombieJS/mechanize/Selenium) Regular Expressions Queues (e.g. ActiveMQ) Podcasts LaTeX Technical SEO Microcontrollers + FPGAs SSO/oAuth Matlab/Simulink Google Play Store + F-Droid Javascript frameworks (e.g. express) Java Frameworks (e.g.akka) C++ Frameworks (e.g. mysqlpp) Java RMI/JMS


🇩🇪 German (native)
🇺🇸 English (native)
🇫🇷 French (B1 II1)
🇮🇨 Spanish (A22)

1, 2 According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Education and experiences

2010 - 2014 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
1999 - 2008 A-Levels/High School Diploma ("Allgemeine Hochschulreife")
Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Gymnasium Quickborn
Work experience
2018 - now Freelance Remote Software Developer
2014 - 2017 Software Developer at twentyfour Germany (Actwill GmbH)
2010 - 2014 System Administrator Assistant at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
2009 Internship at Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg
Other experiences
2009 - 2010 Work and Travel Australia
2008 - 2009 Mandatory Basic Military Training
Travel (52 countries)
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus (incl. TRNC), Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia (FYROM), Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vatican City
* bold is where I lived 3+ months

Projects (excerpt) - my blog

In my personal blog I've been writing about programming, Linux and technology in general for over 10 years.

HTML5 CSS3 PHP MySQL Wordpress - High quality open source Android apps

Inspired by I created Droid-Break to list high quality alternatives to the big proprietary solutions. The sourcecode is available on GitHub.

HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript Git Social Media - A writing project about plants

To practice my writing skills, I am writing about another hobby of mine: plants.

Jekyll Static Site Generators Git

Curriculum Vitae

English (old)
Download .pdf (old)
This is an online version. Please contact me for my current phone number.