"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."
- Stephen Hawking


Welcome to my website! My name is Paul, I live in Aachen (Germany) and I'm currently studying Computational Engineering Science at RWTH Aachen University. I created CodeKangaroo to be able to earn some money while doing something I enjoy: Writing and improving code.

As part of my course at university, I'm learning how to write clean and functional code in C++, while trying to be as concise as possible. I am attending lectures such as "Introduction to High-Performance Computing" and "Data Analysis and Visualization", which help to keep improving my skills for this type of work.


Because of my exchange year in Australia, I was able to find a software engineering internship in the same town after I had finished my high school degree. In three months of full-time programming I learned a lot about what it means to work in a team, how to adapt to existing work environments and how to come up with creative ways to add new functionality to software.



August 2014 - July 2015
Exchange Year in Dubbo (Australia)
with Rotary International
March 2017
Graduation from High School
Main Subjects: Maths, Physics, English
April 2017 - June 2017
Internship at Custom Steel Frames Dubbo
Software Engineering & Maintenance
Migration of a large project to Git version control
September 2017
Foundation of CodeKangaroo
Since October 2017
Enrollment at RWTH Aachen University
Course: Computational Engineering Science
October 2018 - January 2019
Tutor at RWTH Aachen University
For the subject "Introduction to Programming" (C++)
Since March 2019
Research Assistant at the Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems (CATS) .
In the Fluid-Structure Interaction Work Group


DesignCAD Macros
for Custom Steel Frames

Continued development and maintenance of a large collection of CAD macros


CodeKangaroo Paul Orschau
Kruppstra├če 2
52072 Aachen

+49 (0) 176 23224978