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Shaping Openness

in Education, Science and Society

Experience & Skills


The Culture of Free/Libre Open Source Software, Open Education, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Science, Privacy in the Digital Age, Internet Health, Ethics & Technology, Software Architecture

Coding & Technologies

Linux, Python, JavaScript, Django, Vue.js, GitLab, Docker, Static Site Generators (Pandoc, Jekyll, Hugo, GitBook), Microcontrollers (Arduino, micro:bit, Raspberry, Calliope)

Coaching & Facilitation

Design of Open Socio-technical Systems and Workflows in Research and Education, Workshops on User Story Mapping, Learning Design and Engineering, Teaching in Higher Education

Selected Projects

Shaping Openness - The Show on Code, Architecture and Tools in Research and Education

Inventor and showmaster

A browser tool to increase the fun of reading together in distributed communities

Inventor and developer

Ethical and political questions on current technical topics and trends

Co-Initiator, teacher and developer

Research and Development Project on Collaborative Writing and Publishing

Team leader, system architect and developer

Research project on the strategic positioning of federal states and universities in teaching and learning

Developer, programmer of visualizations, project manager

Multiauthor blog about the digital field of experimentation at TU Hamburg

Co-initiator, author and administrator

Current Topics in Technology from an Ethical Perspective

Co-initiator, concept co-developer, software architect and developer

Weekly open space for the playful and fearless exploration of hard- and software

Concept co-developer, facilitator and active participant

Helping newcomers find their way in the vocational and academic system in Germany

Co-initiator, software architect and developer

Instance open to the public for collaboration in Open Education and Open Science projects

Initiator, evangelist, administrator and facilitator

Recent Publications

The poster shows a workflow for single-source publishing: Article text, metadata and references are submitted in OJS, reviewed (1) and, after acceptance, converted to Markdown by using Pandoc (2). The text corpus is cleaned up manually (3), the references are prepared for the use of the submitted BibLaTeX file (4). Metadata is captured with Netlify CMS (5), HTML, PDF and other formats are continuously produced with GitLab, Docker and pandoc-scholar (6). Final files are uploaded and published in OJS (7).

This paper aims to share the experiences during online teaching of two different project-based learning courses at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) during the COVID-19 (Corona) pandemic 2020. The success of project-based learning courses relies on how freely and openly students can discuss their task-oriented problems in small teams. The most effort-intensive part of the online teaching of project-based learning is to enhance collaboration among students. This paper highlights the challenges we faced, how we overcame some of these challenges, and our lessons learned. Additionally, the results from a student survey conducted during the semester show the students’ feedback on online teaching.

The software provides an interface for the presentation of reading assignments stored in Zotero together with annotations made with Hypothesis.

Talks & Workshops

Eine offene Wissenschaft bedarf über die freie Verfügbarkeit und Nachnutzbarkeit von Veröffentlichungen hinaus die Öffnung des …

On June 22, 2019, I was invited by the lecturers of the block seminar Blue Engineering to lead a workshop unit on technology and ethics …

Recent Posts

in English

Since I started to work and play with computers, I’ve come over a lot of writing software. On my C64 I had a software for desktop …

With Zocurelia you can increase the fun of reading online literature together. The browser tool shows the activity of a reading …

Years ago I had the idea of dancing elementary concepts of technology, programming and computation. I never started, because I always …

It must have been the night of November 14, 2019 that my good old Thinkpad 440s died. Not sure how, but it did not show up in the …

Ludwig Wittgenstein again lends his words to a song. After M.A. Numminen released “Worüber man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss …