About Me

My name is Martin Carpella, but everyone has been calling me “Capi” ever since. I was born in 1981 and I started playing around with computers around 1990. I’m a Software Engineer by heart, but have transitioned into a Product Architect role a few years ago, driving extensive back-end development in a very challenging setting (in the positive sense).

I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg in July 2004 as software engineer, specialization “Software Engineering for Medical Purposes”. My current occupations are hardly associated with medical purposes, though. I also graduated with a master’s degree in “Information-Engineering & -Management” from the same university in 2007.

Since then I’ve been through a lot of different tech stacks and environments. My preferred development platforms/languages are Java, C#, C++/CLI, C++1). I also know at least the basics of most scripting languages like Perl, Python, PHP. Still I prefer strongly typed languages for larger projects. I am currently playing around with SvelteKit, TypeScript, and Python in my pet projects.

As a hobby, I am playing around with all sorts of technology, sometimes being a little late to the party. I also monitor “everything” using Nagios and I am obsessed with backups.

1) Not touched the later ones within the last decade any more. This description was first written around 2009 and well, not updated until 2023.