Sven Reifschneider

technophile, creative, sophisticated

About Me

Gude! I'm a youthful entrepreneur from the heart of Hesse, situated in the rich landscapes of Wetterau, Germany, dedicating my life to the fusion of technology and photography.

From a young age, my curiosity was captivated by the world of electronics, sparking a lifelong interest in technology that has only grown stronger over time. I taught myself programming over 16 years ago autodidactically, and shortly after, I ventured into creating my own Linux servers and websites which are on the internet now for numerous years. Today, I can confidently say that I have honed an extensive knowledge base in hardware, software, networking, and server management.

Over the past 8 years, I've leveraged this expertise to support my clients as an IT specialist, developing software projects and websites. I'm a fervent advocate for open-source projects and maintain my own developments, believing in the power of community-driven innovation. I also take immense pleasure in sharing my knowledge, having served as a lecturer in high schools and corporations. What started as an independent venture has evolved into a full-fledged enterprise, Neoground GmbH, which I've been steering for 3 years now.

My passion for technology isn't confined to my professional life. I delight in integrating cutting-edge tech into my personal life, whether it's through smart home solutions, micro-tech projects involving Raspberry Pi and Arduino, or my recent exploration into high-frequency technology.

Parallel to my technological pursuits, photography holds a special place in my heart. I've nurtured this passion for over 13 years, honing a wide array of photographic skills. My focus is on event and wedding photography, but my curiosity has led me to explore other realms of photography and image editing. From capturing over 500 bands at concerts and festivals (some of which I co-organized), conducting photoshoots across Germany, to creating school portraits and group photos, my camera is my tool to narrate stories and immortalize special moments, both on location and in my personal studio.

I delight in merging my twin passions, technology and photography — be it through building my own photo booth, crafting an all-sky camera, or utilizing drones, 360° cameras, and weather satellites for photography.

Yet, my interests extend well beyond the realms of technology and photography. I'm an ardent writer, a keen observer of current events, and a passionate historian who also enjoys delving into genealogy. I reach for the stars with my telescope, embark on voyages to explore new regions, savor music, invent new recipes in my kitchen, and more. These diverse interests and thoughts flow into my blog, which you can find right here on this website.

I'm a firm believer in continuous learning and the pursuit of curiosity as the keys to personal growth and fulfillment.

Besides this personal blog, I also write and publish on my company's blog. There, I share articles on software and web-related topics in both German and English. This bilingual approach allows me to connect with a broader audience, sharing my thoughts and knowledge with people from all over the world.

Learn more about my photography
camera blaues Ledersofa
Learn more about my IT projects
devices Neoground GmbH
Beim Dozieren am Gymnasium
Bei der Portraitfotografie am Gymnasium
Bilder sortieren


As a dedicated IT professional, I believe in constantly adapting and expanding my skillset to keep up with the ever-evolving landscape of technology. Over the years, I've grown proficient in an array of tools, platforms, and technologies, which I use to bring my projects to life. Currently, I primarily work with the following technologies, all of which I am thoroughly familiar with:

In general

Over the years I worked with most standard tools. For example I used most editors, from the good old vim to modern IDEs like Eclipse.

Here's a selection of systems, languages and software I know very well:

Standard software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Photoshop
    • Lightroom
    • InDesign
    • Premiere Pro
    • After Effects
    • Audition
    • Acrobat
    • Express
    • XD
  • Microsoft 365 (Office)
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
    • Administration
  • Jetbrains
    • PHPStorm
    • WebStorm
    • PyCharm
    • DataGrip
  • SilverFast (Digitalizing negatives, dias, ...)
  • Ubiquiti UniFi Platform
  • Plesk

CLI Tools

  • tmux
  • vim
  • zsh + oh-my-zsh

Operating systems

  • MS-DOS / Microsoft Windows 3.1 - 11
  • Mac OS X / macOS
  • Deb-based systems (e.g. Debian, Ubuntu)
  • RPM-based systems (e.g. Fedora, OpenSUSE)
  • Arch Linux
  • pfSense
  • Linux CLI in general
  • iOS / iPadOS
  • Android


  • VMWare Workstation
  • VirtualBox
  • Proxmox / LXC

Programming languages

  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS / SASS
  • JS (ES6)
  • Linux Scripting (sh / bash)
  • Python


  • Charm (PHP)
  • Laravel (PHP)
  • NodeJS (JS)
  • React + JSX (JS)
  • Preact + htm (JS)
  • Bootstrap (HTML / SASS / JS)
  • Electron (HTML / CSS / JS)
  • React-Native (JS)


  • Apache
  • Gitea / Git
  • MariaDB / MySQL
  • MQTT
  • Nextcloud
  • Nginx
  • OpenHAB
  • OpenVPN
  • Redis
  • TVHeadend
  • Weewx
  • Zoneminder


  • ChatGPT / GPT-4
  • Stable Diffusion
  • Adobe Firefly
  • Google Bard
  • Numerous libs like Auto-GPT


  • x86 (Legacy)
  • x64 (Desktop / Server)
  • ARM (e.g. Raspberry Pi)
  • Mikrocontroller (e.g. Arduino, ESP32)


Let's connect! Whether you have questions, ideas, or suggestions, I appreciate every message. You can reach me via social media or by the traditional route of email. For technical inquiries, my dedicated team at Neoground GmbH is also at your disposal. Don't hesitate to get in touch – I look forward to hearing from you!