# About me

Mathematician | Web developer | Content creator

My name is Martin Brandenburg. I live in Berlin, Germany. ๐ก

At university I studied **pure mathematics**, which is
one of my biggest passions and strongest skills. My main expertise
is category theory and algebraic geometry, and I completed my Ph.D.
in 2014. My mathematical publications are listed at
my nLab page. In 2014 I left academia, but I still publish and review research
articles from time to time. I also published a
textbook on category theory. ๐

After leaving university, I worked as an IT admin in a non-profit organization for animal welfare. In this context, I learned the basics of
**web development** and devoted most of my free time on
it since 2019. I also observed many parallels between mathematics and
web development, and my problem-solving skills helped me a lot. ๐ป

Since 2022 I work as a **full stack web developer**
for a company in the sports retail industry. If you are interested, see
Tools for the list of tools I am familiar with.
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I am also actively involved in several online communities. I have written thousands of posts in mathematical discussion forums, notably on mathoverflow, math.stackexchange and Matheplanet. For the latter I also wrote many expository articles. ๐

In 2019 I created my
YouTube channel on web development, in which
context I go by the name
**Script Raccoon**. In 2024 I also started a
second YouTube channel
on twisty puzzles under the name **Cube Raccoon**. ๐ฆ