The Plesse castle near Bovenden

Why Bovender?

Bovenden is the place where I grew up, which makes me a 'Bovender'.

Bovenden is a small town in Germany (pop. ~8k), just north of the city of Göttingen in Lower Saxony. Medieval Plesse Castle (pictured) towers high above Bovenden.

I am a nephrologist (kidney doctor). After graduating from school, I studied medicine in Marburg and Lübeck, with stints to Dublin, Truro (Cornwall, UK), Richmond (VA) and St. John's (Newfoundland). I've worked at the university hospitals in Lübeck, Frankfurt, and Würzburg, I'm now employed at Mainz University Hospital.

I've been using 'bovender' as my internet nickname for quite some time now. This is the name that I brand my coding projects with.

Warum Bovender?

Bovenden ist der Ort, in dem ich aufgewachsen bin – folglich bin ich ein Bovender.

Bovenden ist ein sog. "Flecken" (Marktort) mit etwa 8000 Einwohnern im Kern-Ort. Es liegt im schönen Südniedersachsen, direkt nördlich von Göttingen, in Sichtweite der mittelalterlichen Burg Plesse (Bild; Webcam).

Nach dem Zivildienst habe ich Bovenden verlassen, um in Marburg und Lübeck Medizin zu studieren, mit Abstechern nach Dublin, Truro (Cornwall), Richmond (Virginia) und St. John's (Neufundland). Nach den Universitätsklinika Lübeck, Frankfurt am Main und Würzburg arbeite ich jetzt als Internist und Nephrologe in Mainz.

Den Namen bovender verwende ich seit einiger Zeit im Internet sowie inzwischen auch als Alias für meine Programmier-Projekte.

I'm interested in energy metabolism. Please see my ResearchGate profile for more information.

Coding has been my favorite pastime since I was a kid. Starting with a very simple programmable calculator, I advanced via C-64 and C-128 to IBM-compatible PCs. In the golden C-64 days, I used to program in Commodore BASIC, then went on to Borland Turbo Pascal for MS-DOS, Visual Basic for Applications, a little Python and some PHP, and mostly Ruby on Linux-based systems and C# on Windows in recent years, not to forget HTML/CSS and HAML. I also have some experience in R as well as systems automation with Ansible. In fact, I use Ansible to manage my personal laptop and servers as well as some family computers.

profile for bovender on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

A selection of my projects:

Daniel's XL Toolbox
XL Toolbox

VBA C# An Excel® add-in with power features aimed at scientists and engineers. This is my most popular project. People especially love the ability to export high-resolution graphics directly from Excel®.
IP Indicator
indicator-ip screenshot

Python Ubuntu Unity indicator that displays the current IP address(es) in the indicator bar.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bovender/bovender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-ip


PHP A MediaWiki extension that automatically adds links to existing titles to pages that you edit.

PHP A MediaWiki extension that creates citations from Pubmed ID numbers.
Gemeinsam gegen Armut auf den Philippinen e.V.
Gemeinsam gegen Armut auf den Philippinen (GGAP) e.V.

Ruby on Rails Website with membership management for an NGO that gives scholarships to job trainees on the Philippines.
Create Changelog

Ruby Command-line utility that creates an end-user-friendly changelog from special comments in Git commits.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bovender/bovender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install create-changelog
VstoAddinInstaller screenshot

InnoSetup Pascal InnoSetup scripts to create installers for VSTO add-ins for Microsoft® Office®.

See more over at my GitHub repository and my self-hosted Gitea repository and have a look at my Ubuntu PPA.

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