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About me

Gernot, avatar


  • happily married with two (grown-up) kids and a few cats in Cologne, Germany,
  • fellow at INNOQ,
  • quite busy coaching and consulting medium and large-scale enterprises on topics around software architecture and methodical software engineering,
  • co-founder and maintainer of arc42, the template for pragmatic and systematic software architecture documentation,
  • founder of aim42, the open-source framework for systematic software architecture improvement,
  • active member and working group lead within the International Software Architecture Qualification Board, iSAQB,
  • regular speaker at IT-conferences,
  • author and co-author of more than a dozen books on software architecture, patterns, arc, and the like. I’m really sorry - most of these books are written in German. Take a look at Leanpub for some of my English books.
  • author of quite a few articles


  • Thanx to Michael Mahlberg, Markus Meuten and Peter Hruschka for suggestions, bug fixes and moral support.
  • Thanx to Steffen Späthe for his intense reviews and constructive comments concerning the content.
  • Thanx to Per Starke for his awesome technical support in things around Liquid and Jekyll.
  • Thanx to Remko Plantenga and Martin Weck for their contributions.

Find the current list of contributors here


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