Florian Pfisterer

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What I'm Doing Now

(This is a now page, and it's inspired by Derek Sivers)

Working as CTO & Backend Engineer at PLAYSPORTS

I'm working full-time at PLAYSPORTS, where our vision is to make "play" sports like soccer, basketball, table tennis and so on as easily accessible as individual sports like running and weight training. Currently, my responsibilities include backend development (databases, cloud infrastructure, reliability, scaling), code reviews for the mobile app and some recruiting & project management.

More recently, I've started to develop machine learning powered microservices that provide smart recommendations and suggestions within the app, too.

Health & Fitness

After doing mainly high-rep fitness-focused training in 2019 / start of 2020 (things like SEALFIT, Jocko's Workouts and Freeletics— basically just plenty of burpees, push-ups, jump-squats, pull-ups, sit-ups mixed with sprints and very short breaks), I'm now focusing more on lower-rep high-resistance strength training again. Currently I'm using a custom 4-split plan (chest, back, legs, shoulders).

In order to improve blood flow, I'm doing 3-4 very slow runs per week in the morning, keeping the heart rate at about 120 bpm.

Building this Website

I've long thought about starting a blog or project archive or something in that direction, and now here it is. I'm planning to add more content to this as I get new ideas.

For now, I'm building it using Next.js/TypeScript and host it on Netlify. I find the static site generation at build time which allows you to fetch some data from files or an API and then generate the .html files based on that quite amazing, and I'm already thinking about ideas how we could use this for PLAYSPORTS.


Last updated on August 29th, 2020, from Düsseldorf, Germany.