Sven Rüchel

Creative Coder

Creative unconventional thinker with passion for innovation and coding combined with more than 25,000 hours of work experience


I really enjoy programming - having spent many of my childhood years programming away in the basement. Many years later, I still have the same zeal for developing and implementing complex software solutions as I had back then.

I enjoy developing products - designing intuitive and effective user interfaces supported by intelligent workflows – which allow users to efficiently and comfortably perform tasks.

I enjoy helping people - I am delighted by every “thank you” I get after solving a certain problem. At the same time, I also enjoy supporting other software developers as they design and implement their solutions.

There are two hearts beating in my chest – one beats for software development, the other beats for product development. Therefore, the traditional professional title of “Software developer” doesn’t quite cut it. I feel that the concept of »Digital Designer« , developed by the digital association bitcom , comes very close to how I see my role.

Like a fashion designer – designing fashion with pen and paper to subsequently bring creations to life behind the sewing machine – I use pen and paper to design digital products, subsequently implementing them on my computer.


Maria & James

Maria & James helps people, who spend several hours every day at her PC or laptop, to work more productive and relaxed.

C#, ASP.NET Core, Telerik


Implementing telephony and communications solutions for correctional facilities.

C++, Boost, C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET SignalR, HTML 5, jQuery, SQL Server, SIP, RTP, DASH, WebRTC, DTLS



When I was 12 years old, my uncle, who was studying electrical engineering at the time, got his first computer – a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Every Sunday, we would drive to my grandparents and I would watch over my uncle’s shoulder while he was programming. After a few weeks, I explained his programming errors to him.

For my 13th birthday, I got my first computer – a Sinclair ZX 81.

A degree in IT was on the cards until by coincidence I came across a copy of the magazine Wirtschaftsinformatik. In retrospect I have to say that was fortunate, because I decided to study business IT which gives me an interdisciplinary background.

After graduating, I worked from 1997 to 1998 as a webmaster at STERN magazine ( This was followed by two intensive years working as an IT manager for the Internet auction house

Since the burst of the dotcom bubble, I have spent several years developing telephony communications solutions for the penal system. In addition, in recent years I become involved in various start-up projects.

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