Jörn Dinkla's Blog

Welcome to the blog of Jörn Dinkla. You'll find useful information and advice about the following subjects:

This blog contains a mixture of english and german articles. Due to time constraints i can not translate all of them into english. English articles are tagged with en and german articles with de.

Every post belongs to exactly one category and can have multiple tags.

The latest posts

In March 2017 I gave a talk about GPU computing with CUDA and OpenCL at the para//el 2017 conference in Heidelberg, Germany.

After long considerations i decided to quit being a freelancer and joined ThoughtWorks in Hamburg, Germany.

Reasons for quitting being a freelancer:

  • A lot of projects for freelancers are boring from a technological point of view, e.g. Java 7/EE, SAP and ABAP/SAP
  • Often the project is already in a desolate state and more external people are brougth in late as firefighters, aka death march
  • As a freelancer you often work alone and are not really integrated into the team. But creating software is also a social process and integration of all people in a team is essential for building and delivering great projects.

Reasons for joining ThoughtWorks:

  • Always using state of the art technologies, see for example the Tech Radar
  • Interesting projects
  • Nice company culture with individual freedom and social responsibility
  • Non hierarchical company structure
  • Privately owned

CUDA 8.0 on Mac OS X 10.12 gave me the following error

The version ('80000') of the host compiler ('Apple clang') is not supported

So there is a mismatch between the new Xcode 8.1 and the new CUDA 8.0.

Today I released an updated version of the library of geometric algorithms.

Die Folien für den Kurzvortrag beim Kultur-Hackathons Coding da Vinci Nord 2016 sind jetzt online.