Alexander Lichter

Alexander Lichter

Developer • Founder • Speaker

Hey you!

I'm Alex, a guy in his twenties living in Dresden, Germany. Already at young age, computers impressed me so much that I wanted to know more about them. Now, I'm a self-taught developer who runs his own company and studies CS in the meantime.

When developing web apps, I mostly rely on the Laravel framework for the backend. In terms of frontend, Nuxt.js is my favorite choice, often together with two great CSS frameworks: The well-known Bootstrap or the newly released TailwindCSS

Can't see parts of your tech-stack on that list? Don't worry! Depending on the projects aim and requirements, I use way more technologies than listed above.

Skills

Vue.js and Nuxt.js

Nuxt.js team member ♥️️, Vue.js enthusiast

Javascript

Express.js, ES6, Writing packages, Babel, Webpack

PHP

Laravel, Wordpress, Drupal

VC & CI

Git, Travis CI

Methodologies

TDD, Clean Code, Agile, Scrum

Python

dash, plotly, scikit-learn, pandas

My Timeline

  • Joined the Nuxt.js Core Team

    Since the beginning of 2018, Nuxt.js was my framework of choice to fulfill a variety of tasks. After getting in touch with the community, I couldn't let it go! Contributing meaningful parts to such an awesome and large project felt great. Over time I dug into the internals of Nuxt and got used to the code base, also thanks to the other core maintainers. At VueJs London, where I met the Chopin brothers, who are the originators of Nuxt, the first time, they surprisingly announced two new core team members. I was one of them.

  • August 2018

    Created my own blog

    That was a long term goal I had. Building my own blog system with the tools I use in daily work and finally write about interesting technical stuff (and maybe other topics as well)! After working towards this goal (when I had time) for half a year, I eventually launched the blog. On blog.Lichter.io you can find posts about Javascript, PHP, Nuxt.js, Vue.js, Laravel, meta-topics (related to programming) and many other subjects! I highly recommend to check it out.

    Used Technologies
    Nuxt.js, Tailwind, Laravel

  • December 2017

    Held my first talk

    After talking with a lot of people about my choice of programming languages, I decided to work on a talk about PHP, it's flaws and advantages, as well as the upcoming future of the language.
    I named it "PHP is dead - Long live PHP!". If you want to take a look, here are the slides!

    Used Technologies
    Tailwind, Webpack, Reveal.js

  • November 2017

    Release of Lichter.io

    Before applying to companies all over the world for my upcoming semester abroad in 2018, I wanted to have a unique way of displaying my CV. So why not creating an adapted version online?

    Used Technologies
    Vue.js, Tailwind, SCSS, Webpack

  • October 2017

    Contribution to Laravel

    Yeah, I did it! After using Laravel for quite a while in almost all my company and side projects, I finally contributed to the well-known PHP framework.

  • October 2016

    Internship at ITC AG

    As part of my study, a group of four students (including me) had the chance to work on a project contracted by ITC AG. The task was to create a converter for measured data of various formats as a full-stack web app.

    Used Technologies
    Java (Spring), SQL, jQuery, Git

  • October 2015

    Started studying CS at the TU Dresden

    Without a big break, I applied for the Diploma Computer Science course at the TU Dresden, moved there and started to study.

  • Founded Developmint

    Not even a month after finishing my Abitur, I founded my own company together with two friends. Developmint (fancy, eh?) fulfills contract work for mid-sized businesses as well as single persons. Our core competencies are web apps, websites and MacOS/iOS apps. We have done a range of work by now, ranging from simple but good-looking portfolio pages to complex business tools.

    Interested? Drop me a line! 😉

  • July 2015

    Graduated school - Abitur (1,9)

    In 2015 I finished school and did my Abitur (the German A-Levels) at the Europäisches Gymnasium Waldenburg with a final grade of 1.9

  • December 2014

    Received Cambridge certificate

    After spending time abroad in Dublin and Kent (UK), I took my Cambridge: Advanced English certificate, which is targeted at CEFR Level C1.

  • November 11, 2011

    First internship

    In the 9th grade, we had to fulfill a work experience at a company of our choice. Of course, we must apply for that internship regularly. I first thought of working at a computer repair company to gain knowledge about the hardware, but then I applied at a smaller software company in my town and they accepted my application!

    My first task was testing their current system and trying to break it. After reporting the found bugs and caveats they noticed that my understanding was quite good for a 15-year-old guy, so the follow-up tasks were more complex and deep, like creating configs and setting up the database.

    Used Technologies
    Redmine, MySQL, YAML, PHP (Symfony)

  • 1999

    Used a computer the first time

    Yeah, that's no joke! I played a Mario clone on my grandpa's PC.

  • I was born 🤰🏼👶🏼