Monogram, click for starry sky

I am ygoe.

I code solutions, and sometimes I photograph things.

Hi, my name is Yves Goergen. I am a software developer and consultant, specialising in .NET data, web and cross-platform solutions. Into clean code, usability, design and typography. Curious. Not a coffee drinker. Based in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, EU.

The passion for creating useful applications for people and continuous improvement in coding has kept me in the software development business for over 25 years and counting. I started with Basic, Pascal and C++, however for the past 20 years my focus has been on C# and .NET technologies on several platforms, together with databases, JavaScript, PHP and recently Python. This includes customer projects for data processing and analysis in sectors like power supply, finance, medical and manufacturing, as well as my own product ideas that I draw from everyday work. I also enjoy contributing to open source projects. I studied computer science at the University of Erlangen with a focus on databases and distributed systems.

You can find my software publications currently still on This consists primarily of open source code, plus a collection of useful tools, mostly (but not only) for developers and power users on Windows. Some of which are also published on GitHub.

In my leisure time I also like travelling and photographing the beauty of our world. My photographic work exhibition is currently still on This includes mainly fine art and travel photography, with lots of landscapes, seascapes and other impressive compositions of light from near and far. I also regularly post photos to Instagram.

A while ago I rediscovered the electronics hobby and newly explored the world of microcontrollers. In my little lab I tinker with automation solutions for my smart home and other helpful gadgets.

The name ygoe is an abbreviation of my real name. It’s also an “obsolete spelling of ago” – how fitting for the word, but unfortunately the opposite of me. I guess it should be pronounced ee-go. And finally, it’s short and unique. The logo above is an artwork of my initials in the style of a constellation in the night sky.

I am hardly active on the usual web platforms such as Facebook or 𝕏witter. Some of my professional details can be found on LinkedIn. I’m also a radio amateur with the call sign DG9NGF.

The best way to get in touch with me is by e-mail. The web contact form also accepts larger files. Otherwise I’m on Signal or Skype. I speak German, English and just enough French and Dutch.

This website is hosted at dotforward Webhosting, a small webhosting and webdesign business I started almost 20 years ago with my dad and now run myself.

Oh, by the way, this website is currently being heavily expanded and will consolidate the latest content of my other two domains in the future. Would you like to take a first look?