Photo of meMy name is Michael Schwarz, I am a Master’s student at the computer science department of Technische Universität München. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering from TUM in the spring of 2016. I spent the Fall 2016 semester on exchange at the University of Waterloo in Canada taking courses on concurrency, requirements elicitation and user interfaces.

I have a strong background in programming and have been doing several projects for a long time e.g. Easy Feed Editor – an OpenSource feed editor that has been translated into 6 different languages and a few smaller projects such as little tools to resize images or edit the entries in the Send To folder in Windows (back in 2008 when that was still a thing that people actually did).

Most of the programming I do nowadays is in Java or C# but I have good working knowledge of a few other languages as well (e.g. Python, PHP, JavaScript, …) and have been playing around with various others over the years and am always interested in picking up an additional language. Lately I have been playing around with functional programming a bit.

I am doing some freelance work from time to time, and have been working as a Studentischer Tutor  (TA) at TUM for courses on OOP (Einführung in die Informatik I), Software Engineering (Einführung in die Softwaretechnik), Databases (Grundlagen: Datenbanken) and Computer Networks (Grundlagen: Rechnernetze und Verteilte Systeme). I won the Award for Best Teaching (Preis für die beste Lehre der Fakultät für Informatik) for my tutorials in 2015 and 2016. My job as a TA gave me the chance to simultaneously teach others and check and improve my own knowledge of the concepts covered and meet loads of other people that are passionate about computer science as well.

Outside of Computer Science and Programming I am really into Science Fiction (obscure old books as well as cheesy Star Trek episodes). My passions include skiing and hiking in the alps and I do so whenever I get the chance to. I also love travelling, so if you see someone with a giant backpack, chances are it’s me!

If you want to get in touch with me, just drop me an email (address below).

This is the Impressum as required by German law:

Michael Schwarz
Endelhauserstraße 13a
80686 München