As a teenager I never wanted to be a computer scientist as my parents were. I did all my best to avoid informatics and studied Water Science at the Dresden University of Technology and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Later, during my job at the Groundwater Research Centre Dresden, I preferred projects dealing with geochemistry and modeling the reactive transport of (hazardous) substances in groundwater. But one day I was asked to develop a graphical user interface – so I started to discover Python. And to like it. Not as a nerd. But as a fancy tool.
Now I use Python not only for GUI development, but also for processing and presenting my simulation data.
Friday 3:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m. in Main conference room