Daniel Bovensiepen


Grown up in Berlin which I left in 2001. From that point I was living in Hannover, Genova, Beijing, Copenhagen and Nanjing. In 2011 I finally settled in Beijing until now.

Over the last 16 years I was mainly active as software developer for industrial automation projects (i.e. powder metal facilities, industrial coffee roasters and industrial radio systems). During the period of 8 years I was working on designing a high reliable radio system for more than 29 metro systems world wide. Cities in which this radio system is now running are Beijing, New York, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Xian, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Dongguan, Fuzhou, Foshan, Istanbul and London. In the field of CBTC Signaling Systems this Radio is the most sucessful one in existence. Since 2015 I'm leading a R&D team as a Senior Research Scientist in the field of communication, automation and manufacturing. Topics we are researching on are 4G, 5G, 802.11, hard real-time ethernet networks (e.g. PROFINET, TSN) and fast-track digitialization for the chinese market.


There is a list of articles and books I have written on real paper. Next to this I'm writing on bits and bytes in a blog about mruby.


I'm involved in some open source projects. One of my all time favorite is the programming language Ruby. Since May 2012 I work in my spare-time as a core committer on mruby [commits]. I designed and implemented the mruby package manager (aka. mrbgems), the test system, the documentation generator, the mirb (interactive mruby shell) and a lot of other stuff.


I spoke at several Ruby specific conferences.

2017RedDotRubyConf, Singapore
2014RubyConf China, Beijing, China
2014eurucamp, Berlin, Germany
2013RubyConf China, Beijing, China
2013RubyKaigi, Tokyo, Japan
2012Ruby World Conference, Matsue, Japan
2010Ruby World Conference, Matsue, Japan
2010RubyKaigi, Tsukuba, Japan
2009RubyKaigi, Tokyo, Japan
2006EuRuKo, Munich, Germany


If you want to contact me, send a mail to daniel [at] bovensiepen [point] net

I'm also active on GitHub, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn.