Programming Motherfucker or how I rediscovered my hacker spirit

Short Form


Programming should be fun so I want to share my story of how I made it fin for me again.


I had lost my hacking spirit for almost three years…
Do you know that feeling when you pull our your laptop in every free minutes you have? That feeling when you want to build and improve that tool that you are truly passionate about?

It was a very simple chit-chat with friends in a cafe which brought it back. We should not forget why we are doing this programming thing for a living. Because what we love is:

Programming Motherfucker!


prigramming, fun, hacking, motivation, #justdoit

Speaking experience

Never given this talk before. But did a bunch of other events before, please just check out for a detailed listing :)


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    Ole Michaelis is the co-founder of SoCoded, a hackfest and web development conference in Hamburg. He’s a Software Engineer at Jimdo, a DIY website creator, where he focuses on backend development. In his free time, he’s building, a hazzle-free slide sharing platform. Ole is passionate about open source software, enjoys traveling, and loves Mexican food. He classifies himself as a ‘bad’ German as he dislikes beer and soccer – the traditional German past-times.