Alexander Reelsen

Backend developer, productivity fan, likes distributed systems & the new serverless era

About me

I grew up and live with free software, it is part of my everyday use...

from Securing Debian Manual I wrote in 1999
  • husband, father, 30-something, living in Munich, Germany
  • Working for elastic on elasticsearch, an absolutely awesome open source search engine as well as an awesome company
  • Interested in all things scale, modern web development, information retrieval, metrics, devops
  • Programming in Java, JavaScript mainly, likes Crystal and Groovy for hacking
  • Likes conferences and meetups. Organized the first developer-only unconference in Munich as well as running the Search Meetup Munich
  • Wrote the Play framework cookbook
  • Studied information systems (economics and informatics), helped developing touristic booking engines, campaign management systems, multi tenant ecommerce platforms, distributed search engines
  • Bad on hardware, will fry just about anything

About spinscale

A couple of years ago (around 2010 maybe, I do not remember) I was thinking about a neat name for a company, which evolved around web scaling and high performance web applications). Somehow I never got to think further about it as I joined another company.

However I switched to use this name for anything tech related from now on. And thats how I got to use it. For sure there are more interesting stories out there :-)

About this site

This site uses the awesome hugo project as a static site generator. In addition it uses the cocoa theme for its design.

It is absolutely awesome, how a design incapable backend hacker like me can easily create an acceptable looking site like this. Many thanks to all the people making my life easier here.

No comments?

Right, no comments. Feel free to write me a mail anytime and I will put it at the end of my blog posts, but I dont like to take the time to comment or filter on any things here. This is intended to be low maintenance.