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We return to Berlin for today's Certified Developer Profile. Tobias Vogt is an active member of Berlin's Magento community. Not only has Tobias demonstrated his skills via the certification exam; he also shares his expertise via a Magento-related blog and podcast.

Magento: When did you start working with Magento?

Tobias: In 2008, our agency, code-x, decided to move our business model to an open-source system. After comparing several options, we chose Magento. I was responsible for implementing Magento into our agency structure. We moved quickly and implemented new projects with Magento, and it has gone very well.

Magento: What do you enjoy most about being a Magento developer?

Tobias: First of all, Magento is really fun to work with! I enjoy the expandability and the projects that the ecosystem has to offer. Another great factor is the fantastic Magento community. It is really cool to see the community grow and prosper. Plus we have developed our Blog into one of the largest German-speaking blogs on Magento, which makes me feel good.

Magento: How does it feel to be one of the first Magento Certified Developers? How do you think it will help your career?

Tobias: Obviously I am looking to gain an edge during project pitches. Magento certification has already come in handy when competing for certain projects. The certification makes a big impression with customers. When all else is equal, we can pull the certification card and win the game.

Magento: What else would you like our readers to know?

Tobias: I try to stay active in the German Magento community. In addition to my Magento Blog, I also maintain a German based Podcast ( with Damian Luszczymak.

Magento has had a big influence on my life!

You can contact Tobias at .

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