Biography

My name is Bastian Platz, and I took up programming in seventh grade on my own. At first, I used one or two books as references. Later, the books piled up.

I studied computer engineering at Technical University of Berlin. There, I earned my degree.

I gained many years of experience as a software developer in Berlin’s startup scene. During this time, I constantly read international reference books to keep up with the latest news and trends.

Mission

Today, I want to help programmers with my products. These aspirations have been collected on my website:

Programmers’ Needs.

Look around. Maybe you’ll find something of interest.

Freelancing

I do freelancing on the side. I am an experienced senior full-stack web engineer.

Some buzzwords regarding that include the following:

  • JavaScript, ES6+
  • React.js / Redux
  • Node.js
  • Meteor.js

Contact

You can reach me here:




Bastian is a highly skilled and experienced JavaScript developer. He is up to date on the latest JavaScript language features and is able to effectively put them into practise. Bastian is also very good with advanced concepts and has implemented numerous re-usable abstractions/tools which simplified our development.

Jirka Melichar, Director IT, Comatch GmbH

Bastian is a very technic driven person and feels up-to-date with technical developments. The more complex the task, the more motivation he seems to get.

Dr. Jan Schächtele, Co-founder and CEO, Comatch GmbH

Bastian is a very intelligent, experienced and versatile software engineer and architect. His ability to understand, structure and tackle solutions have made him a key factor in our team.

He does not fear any challenge, no matter how complex it is or how few people have faced it before. For any problem, he delivered a solid solution way before our estimated deadlines.

I was particularly impressed by Bastian’s ability of identifying any kind of potential risks, issues or blockers on or before time. When raising a risk, he already has at minimum one sound plan for mitigation or even a better plan for the whole solution. Bastian is extraordinarily committed to his work and constantly performs in a very organized and transparent matter.

As his knowledge and experience is not limited to programming and software architecture, he brings a broad skillset which he constantly increases through disciplined self-learning in various cutting-edge fields.

A key factor for his and our success is his deep interest and very analytical understanding not only of technical challenges but the whole business we run. I’d like to describe him as the prototype of a network-thinker.

His friendly and calm nature and willingness to help make him very approachable, a great team player and a pleasure to work with.
Bastian is an invaluable asset to any team he works in and we are very happy to have him aboard.

Richard Abendroth, Head of Software Engineering, VISI/ONE GmbH

It was a pleasure working with Bastian on maintaining our complex online job platform. Besides his excellent knowledge in Javascript, Node.js, frontend and backend development, databases and agile processes he always brought in business sense additionally. He offered very good ideas when it comes to features for our users and delivered precise effort estimations. He was very flexible, uncomplicated and reliable.

Matthias Schleuthner, Founder, 4Scotty GmbH



Bastian is a very technic driven person and feels up-to-date with technical developments. The more complex the task, the more motivation he seems to get.

Dr. Jan Schächtele, Co-founder and CEO, Comatch GmbH



Bastian is a very intelligent, experienced and versatile software engineer and architect. His ability to understand, structure and tackle solutions have made him a key factor in our team.

He does not fear any challenge, no matter how complex it is or how few people have faced it before. For any problem, he delivered a solid solution way before our estimated deadlines.

I was particularly impressed by Bastian’s ability of identifying any kind of potential risks, issues or blockers on or before time. When raising a risk, he already has at minimum one sound plan for mitigation or even a better plan for the whole solution. Bastian is extraordinarily committed to his work and constantly performs in a very organized and transparent matter.

As his knowledge and experience is not limited to programming and software architecture, he brings a broad skillset which he constantly increases through disciplined self-learning in various cutting-edge fields.

A key factor for his and our success is his deep interest and very analytical understanding not only of technical challenges but the whole business we run. I’d like to describe him as the prototype of a network-thinker.

His friendly and calm nature and willingness to help make him very approachable, a great team player and a pleasure to work with.
Bastian is an invaluable asset to any team he works in and we are very happy to have him aboard.

Richard Abendroth, Head of Software Engineering, VISI/ONE GmbH



It was a pleasure working with Bastian on maintaining our complex online job platform. Besides his excellent knowledge in Javascript, Node.js, frontend and backend development, databases and agile processes he always brought in business sense additionally. He offered very good ideas when it comes to features for our users and delivered precise effort estimations. He was very flexible, uncomplicated and reliable.

Matthias Schleuthner, Founder, 4Scotty GmbH