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My name is Niklas Metje, from Cologne, Germany and this is my website about topics I find interesting and a place where I document my learnings. I try to write in such a way that it’s easy to understand even if one does not have the same understanding of the topic yet.

In 2015 I started an apprenticeship as an IT-specialist (system integration) with the University of Cologne where I worked at the universities’ administration and the regional computing centre (RRZK). After I finished my apprenticeship in 2018, I finished studying Business Information Systems at the University of Cologne in 2021. In addition to my studies I worked as a working student in software development at cologic GmbH & Co. KG. My main focus there was on web and cross-platform app development with Ionic and Angular. Due to my education I am also very interested in automation and service provision with e.g. Docker. After finishing my studies I started working at FOND OF GmbH as a DevOps Engineer.

Since September 2022 I am a maintainer of the CNCF's OpenGitOps project. With two of my friends I started the local meetup series called entbit. cologne where we want to bring together DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering and everyone interested in cloud topics in general.