First thing I want to let you know: chefkoch (engl.: chef) is only a nick, I chose many years ago when I was a South Park addicted.
I have no or bad cooking skills at all
My real name is Tommy and I am from Germany, near Dresden.
How did I get in contact to MediaPortal?
I am not sure anymore, but according to my forum account it was already in the early days of the project in 2004.
In 2006 I got an invitation to become a member of the test team.
Since I started to take care of MediaPortal's installer, I got upgraded to a developer even if software development is only a hobby for me.
Currently I am quite often busy with my studies Transport Engineering. So when I am not doing anything MediaPortal related, then I am learning for my studies or doing any kind of sports.
My favourite one is only possible during winter, so I need to wait at least until October every year.
Thanks goes to the other team members for the great time we already had. It's a pleasure to work with you.