Joy Heron
Software Developer

Who am I?

A driven, passionate software developer who strives for perfection and revels in the challenge of getting there. I love learning new skills and concepts, and I love the satisfied feeling that I get whenever I have written a piece of code that I consider to be simple and elegant. My programming style has been greatly influenced by the functional programming paradigm. I use immutable data structures and higher order functions whenever it is possible.

I was born and raised in the United States of America. When I was 18 years old, I decided to move to Düsseldorf, Germany to expand my personal horizons and to learn a new language. After completing a year in language school, I enrolled in the University of Düsseldorf and completed my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in 2013. In February 2016, I completed my Master's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Düsseldorf.

During the course of my studies, I worked part time as a research assistant at the University of Düsseldorf which gave experience in all of the different stages of the software development process. There I gained practical experience working with the languages Java, Groovy, Prolog, Clojure, and JavaScript. In March 2016, I began work as a Consultant at innoQ, a consulting company specializing in providing custom software solutions (see more).