How it all started
In spring 2014, I initiated the Hibernate Master Class project, focusing on best practices and well-established usage patterns. I then realized that all my previous Hibernate experience wouldn’t be enough for this task. I needed more than that.
Hibernate has a very steep learning curve and tens of new StackOverflow questions are being asked on a daily basis. With so many problems waiting to be solved, I came to realize this was a great opportunity to prove my current skills while learning some new tricks.
On 8th of May 2014, I gave my very first StackOverflow answer. After 253 days, on 16th of January 2015, I managed to get a reputation of over 10,000: