About me

Hi there (wave emoji)! I'm Lari and love software engineering and machine learning. I always try to expand my knowledge by pursuing new opportunities and challenges. A good example of this would be when I first started working on my project for the German National Contest for AI (“Bundeswettbewerb Künstliche Intelligenz”).
Despite having little knowledge of the technical details, I imagined a clear goal. After three months of learning, trying, failing, and finally finishing my, to this day, biggest project I was invited to the national finale where I competed with the top 4 of over 2500 participants from all of Germany.

My main area of passion is (machine learning) education. Since 2020, I have been volunteering at the German National AI Competition and creating freely accessible online courses that teach students the full range of ML subjects
ranging from basic Python all the way to implementing and deploying deep neural networks. I also have a blog where I explain ML topics with a focus on interactivity and fun. I teach subjects from the ground up by reinventing and rebuilding them with the reader, while providing interactive elements to actively involve the same into the learning process.
I also love combining fun technologies together. For my blog, I built my own client-side Python execution environment using Pyodide and WebAssembly. For the German National AI Competition, I deployed a convolutional neural network onto a Raspberry. I also love customizing my virtual environments. When I could not find a theme for VSCode that I liked, I made my own. I love making my desktop feel cozy and homely. Another big passion of mine is diversity and inclusion. Wherever I am, I do my best to contribute to a positive environment where everybody can feel safe and encouraged. Currently, I lead the organization of the local queer student group "queerstiftis" in Frankfurt and am also part of the national working group for diversity and inclusion. Lastly, I really love playing table tennis and badminton! :) I would love to connect with you! Feel free to contact me via E-Mail or LinkedIn!

since Oct. 2023
Software Engineer
June 2022 - Sept. 2022
Site Reliability
Engineering Intern
Mar. 2022 - May 2022
Software Development
Engineer Intern
since April 2020
Lead Educator and Organizer
German National AI Competition
Research and Academia
Dec. 2022 - Oct. 2023
Student Researcher
German Research Center for AI
Aug. 2019 - Feb. 2022
Research Assistant
Fraunhofer Institute for Technological and Economical Mathematics
Apr. 2020 - Oct. 2023
Bachelor of Computer Science
University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)
Awards and achievements