Timo Rodermond

"What do you want to become later?" The question that all your distant aunts and uncles ask you on your birthday, even before you are able to answer it. "A" fireman ", you say a few years later if you always realize," what a tough guy you are, "in return. When you are a little older again, if you fearfully light a fire with your friends, it turns out that this heroic job is not really your thing. "What do you want to become later?" My parents asked me somewhere in the fourth grade, when I slowly started thinking about it. "Documentary maker, turning my hobby into my profession," I replied confidently. When I talked to my mentor about it, he asked why, the question I normally always asked him. ''Why? Because I think it's crazy to figure something out to the bone, and then turn it into a story. "And do you enjoy figuring it out or making the story?" He asked.

That was about the time when everything fell into place. I had to get into the technique. Find something completely, preferably something practical, and then better understand the story about how something works. Ultimately, every device, every means of transport, everything we see around us has a story. It has an effect, a reason why it is there, and there are people or machines that have put it together.

Into the technique, that became the plan. It was clear that it had to be an applied technical study. The theory is interesting, but what something looks like, how it works, how it moves, I find that really fascinating. The only question was which technical study. And that was ultimately just a matter of interest to me. Bridges, dikes, planes and machines intrigue me a little less than what floats. Colossal ships that seem to never end, or that are so high that you can only take the elevator to the top floor. The water and its powers have always amazed me and it still does. Maritime Technology is a specific study program and I didn't really realize that at the start of the study. Ultimately, that is exactly what attracted me unconsciously. In high school you learn everything and now I learn something very specific. Without that you cannot go in any other direction after your studies, because in the end physics and mathematics are the same in many fields. What I will build on later is still the question, but that the maritime technology will continue to amaze me, that's for sure.