Introduction: Patrick Steinhardt
Hi. I am Patrick Steinhardt, student in Computer Science at the Free University of Berlin (Germany) and a pretty new developer of Adium.
I started contributing to Adium in May 2011 with a small bug fix. It really wasn’t anything big but the warm welcome of certain people immediately convinced me to stay with Adium.
Warm welcome? Yeah, I really like the friendly and occasionally engaged atmosphere surrounding our core team. I have already been given the (admittedly unofficial and not very popular) title “token master”, as I introduced the magic of token fields to our interfaces.
So what are my intentions? Basically, there are two main areas I want to deal with:
- The first and primary goal is to clean up Adium. This does not only involve the UI but especially the source code.
- The second goal is to get some new look to Adium but as you can imagine this is a rather big topic.
Apart from those topics I am really interested in the XMPP stack with all its facilities. But I still have to find something I can work on to satisfy this passion.