About me


Marc Gerken, creator of flutterclutter.dev

my name is Marc Gerken, I am a software engineer living in Flensburg, Germany.

Why am I doing what I’m doing?

I have always had the urge to create things. Since I’m all thumbs, I am unable to properly do that in the real world. I guess that’s why software development has become a passion of mine.

During my studies of computer science in Bremen, I mainly came into contact with the Java world, which was a pleasant introduction into the area of OOP. After that, I have worked some time in the web sector, developing a not so close relationship to the then rather immature language PHP.

During my private projects I tried out many languages, frameworks, libraries and tools and eventually ended up in the app development business. I have quickly come to the realization that the way I had to deal with UI in the iOS environment (except for SwiftUI) was pretty cumbersome and that it is quite exhausting to take care of two code bases for a single project.

Flutter solves most of the problems I was struggling with. That’s probably why I am so enthusiastic about it and started writing this blog.

Is there anything else worth mentioning?

I’m generally an open-minded person and I like feedback! So if there’s anything you’d like to ask or tell me, feel free to contact me.