Glück [glYk] (German):
1. happiness; 2. good fortune

So that’s me, Caspar. 1975er. Married to a beautiful woman. No* children. One cat. Based just beyond the former edge of the Western world.

Yours truly at WordCamp Frankfurt 2016, photo by @damndirty
Photo: Florian Ziegler. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Providing customer support at WP Media, I help people to make their websites fast with WordPress solutions like WP Rocket and Imagify. I also offer other WordPress-related services such as UX reviews, copywriting, and German localisation.

There are a couple of community events I’ve helped building such as my neighbourhood WordPress meetup in Potsdam and the 2012 and 2013 iterations of WP Camp Berlin, both of which led the German WordPress community to reboot during WordCamp Hamburg in 2014.

I was also honoured to be invited on the first ever WordCamp Europe organiser team, an experience that shifted my mind towards the WordPress.org Community in general and made me become more active on de.wordpress.org as well as with the WordPress.org Polyglots team. (More WordPress contributions on this page.)

I believe “there is something good in this world, Mr. Frodo” and I dare hoping it is of endless power and ever superior intelligence.

Other random facts about myself:

  • I was convicted of wood theft in 1750.
  • I saw Nelson Mandela dancing while standing barely 2 meters away from him, and it probably changed my view on leadership forever.
  • I play a pretty ok blues/jazz piano and Hammond organ.

Feel free to contact me via Twitter or WordPress.org Slack if you can solemnly swear you’re up to no good!

*“No children” in fact is a short-cut, our first-born died hours after birth. We learned we were, by far, not alone with an experience like that, and chose to embrace it. We haven’t become parents a second time, though. When in a conversation I sometimes prefer to take the short-cut and say “no children”, particularly when I feel the rest of the story would complicate things. Regardless of that type of situation, I usually feel comfortable being approached about the topic.