I’m Jakob, a German software engineer. I call an old Mercedes truck my home, while working remotely for GitHub. On this website, I share my insights and adventures related to building, maintaining, and working from vehicles.
At GitHub, we utilize Ruby on Rails, a web application framework for the Ruby programming language. I playfully replaced “Rails” with “Wheels” in the title of this blog, reflecting my life on the move.
After over a year of traversing Europe and Northern Africa, I sold the Mercedes 209D in June 2018 to embark on a new venture – converting an old military ambulance van into a perfect mobile home and office.
Since abandoning my apartment in Berlin on May 11th, 2017, my journey has led me through diverse places across several countries, introducing me to numerous amazing people.
I thrive on connecting with others. Interested in meeting up? Shoot me an email!