Hej there! My name is Sebastian ‘sebbel’ Ball, a software engineer living in Düsseldorf, Germany. For most of my professional live I have been working on infrastructure and DevOps topics, but I also like the occasional backend work. I love to learn and exchange ideas all around build and deployment pipelines.

Another big interest of mine is Infrastructure as Code, where you define your cloud resources in files and deploy them through the same mechanisms you’d deploy your backend code. I’ve acquired plenty of experience using the AWS Cloud Development Kit AWS-CDK and Terraform throughout multiple assignments at larger and smaller companies. I also use these tools on all of my personal, so you can expect some blog-posts to outline the usage of that in the near future.

Speaking of my professional career so far, for the past years I have been working exclusively in the e-commerce industry, including the startup ShopCo from Düsseldorf which was a universal cart solution for various vendors as well as the swedish bank and shopping heavyweight Klarna. In those assignments I was primarily tasked with improving the developer experience and taking care of infrastructure, especially on AWS. I have also worked on build pipelines and Monitoring, two areas that I enjoy working a lot.

Currently I am employed at a german digital agency called Digitale Kumpel, where we are providing consulting capacities for cloud projects.

I hope you enjoy your visit on my digital-garden, and do not hesitate to get in touch.

Have a nice day!

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