Karsten Dambekalns, born in 1977, learned the basics of web technology the hard way - by looking at other websites' HTML source. This happened after having learned BASIC and Assembler on a good old Commodore C128.
Karsten discovered PHP in 1999 and and was caught by TYPO3's immense possibilities in 2002. Later, he joined the TYPO3 Association and today is part of the TYPO3 5.0 and FLOW3 development team.
In 2000, he founded his own Internet company together with a friend from university, which he left behind in 2008 to become a freelancer working fully on the development of TYPO3. Karsten also speaks at conferences and writes articles about topics around PHP and TYPO3.
Karsten mostly lives in Germany with his wife Līga, their ...