Biography

Linus Rogge

You're not gonna succeed in this!

I started my journey in high-school with a voluntary course on the basics of web development. That was in 5th grade when I was 11 years old. Our teacher handed me a pdf with the basic lines of html and css and I just randomly started typing them into the windows notepad. And that's how it all started.

During the last five years, I spent many long nights at my desk trying to figure out how things work. It started with simple and ugly websites (this was my first one). Over the time, I also got really interested in the topic of design, especially the user-experience part.

When I got better at the things I do, some voices raised and said "You're not gonna succeed in this!". First, that really pulled me down. I thought about whether it still makes sense to continue and to keep on trying. And the simple answer is: YES! Of course it is!

Don't let someone tear you down, just because they're jealous of what you have achieved and they have not. Keep on going, keep on grinding and find your way!

My company

Over the years, people saw my work and reached out to me, asking whether I want to work with them. Sadly, I had to deny most of these inquiries due to me not being 18 and a real freelancer. I was so tired of this that I started reseaching on how to start a company at the age of 15.

I just rarely found anything on the web that could help me. There was just one article giving me the right point to start. So I began to send out mails and letters to the court and the tax office. It took a while, but I got a reply from them. They wanted to talk to me in person to see if I'm really able to manage working part-time besides still going to school.

The conversation went pretty well and I soon got the official letter to confirm that I can now open up my own company/freelance business. I was hyped af about that and a week later I sat at another desk to sign a piece of paper that – followed by a payment of 20 bucks – created my company. Simply called "Linus Rogge".

I am really proud of this step and want to say special thanks to my parents for always supporting me!

Tech Stack

Html

CSS

Scss / Sass / Less

Javascript

Vue.js

Hugo

WordPress

Swift / SwiftUI beginner

Experience

I genuinely believe that an "Abitur" or any other final exam can't tell anything about a person and their skills. Therefore, I build and create as much as possible to gather precious experience.

Freelancing

Basically the story I told here. Started my own company and now doing freelance design and development gigs. Already had the chance to get to know awesome people and companies and helped them to build up their visions. Wanna have a look at the projects? Here you go!

February 2020 – Present

Co-Founder & Designer @ Meet

Meet is all about bringing the social part back to life and helping people to connect. Kevin had the idea a few years ago and since we started hanging out together a lot more during the pandemic *sigh* we started building the first MVP.

Our vision is to make it easier for you to plan meetups with friends or to organize your next family trip – without annoying whatsapp groups or endless forwarded emails. You can pick a date, a location, add some details and send a link to all your friends to invite them.

March 2020 – Present

Internship @ Appmotion

Have you ever imagined something and it happened exactly like that? Every day my internship moved closer, I got more excited about the projects, the people and the time not having to go to school ^^

It's been a great time and the amount of things I learned in these three weeks would probably fit the amount of one year in school. Yep, I hate school.

3 weeks, September 2019 – October 2019

Social Media

What are experinces worth, when you don't share them with others? Back in the days, I created my instagram account @young._.coder @linuscodes I never thought of what it is today, but I am happy to have grown such a great community. Since value is key on social media, I try to post as much helpful things as I can.

But still, it is also just my personal space on this platform to be creative and share some ideas. If you want to connect, feel free to hit me up there!