Niklas Higi

Software developer

Creating awesome software for awesome people, learning along the way. Always working on something.
Featured Work
Snaptier
An application that automates boring development tasks. As the team's front-end developer, I make it look pretty.
Contro
An open-source JavaScript library that simplifies creating game controls for keyboard, mouse and gamepad.
c:geo Website Overhaul
A new, responsive home page design for the most popular community-made Geocaching app on Android.
Profile

I’m Niklas, a software developer based in Germany.
I strive to create software people love to use.

From a young age on I was fascinated with programming because it allowed me to create real-life products just like the big ones. Hitting Build and receiving a finished .exe of my own program felt like magic. And while my first projects written in Visual Basic weren't particularly useful to anyone, they motivated me to keep learning.

My journey eventually led me to Web development which I learned on my own using the awesome educational content that's available on the Internet these days. Web development tools like Gulp then introduced Node.js to me. Its ease of use and incredible flexibility nudged me to learn back-end development.

At the time I'm still in school and work on coding projects, contribute to open source and expand my knowledge in my free time. When I'm not working, I'm mostly listening to House music, watching videos and occasionally playing video games with friends.

Skillset
Languages
JavaScriptTypeScriptHTMLPugCSSSass
Platforms
WebNode.jsElectron
Libraries
Vue.jsReact.jsSocket.IOExpressChart.js
Tooling
GitGitHubTravis CIGulpAtomVS CodeNPM