Hi adventurer! I’m delighted you made it to one of these frightening and unmapped realms of the internet - a collection of articles on the topic of computerology.
What brings you here, my dear little fella, in a such a dark and stormy night? Come - sit down next to the fireplace. Can I pour you a drink?
Let me say a couple of words about myself before we get to the real topics. As you might know, I’ve been given the name Andreas. Andreas, born to a family of respected carpenters a long time ago. Hence, Andreas Zimmerer they call me in my mother tongue. I succumbed myself to this witchcraft of personal computers. Magic devices of unparalleled power as never seen before. And yet, nobody fears them. I do…
Oh, besides that, I studied computer science at TU Munich, heavily specializing on data processing systems. It happens that I also participated TU Munich’s elite graduate program “software engineering”, where I did even more things related to databases. That’s also the reason why I wrote my Master Thesis at MIT in Tim Kraska’s group, with Andreas Kipf being my advisor, and co-supervised by Alfons Kemper and Thomas Neumann. I also worked on TiKV for a bit. Now my paths lead me to Snowflake where I work on all “selective query speedup”-things.
Besides that, I have an abundance of cute little green friends at home and I love traveling around the world with friends, go sailing for a bit, play some guitar and so on. Also I’m a certified bartender.
Talks and Presentations
- “Industry vs. Research DBMS: Exploring Key Differences at the Elite Graduate Program at University of Augsburg, 2023. Talk initially given by Markus Dreseler at VLDB.
- “How to Become a Contributor to Big Open-Source Communities” at the Google Developer Student Club Munich, 2021
- “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to WebAssembly” at the Google Developer Student Club Munich, 2020
- “The Most Efficient Electric Vehicle in the World” at the TNG Big Tech Day, 2017