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Designing 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 and Participatory Workflows in Research and Teaching, Workshops on User Story Mapping, Learning Design and Engineering, Teaching in Higher Education

Selected Projects

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

Transfer of Digital Higher Education Concepts | An Empirical Approach

Tech facilitator, open research data manager, developer

Current Topics in Technology from an Ethical Perspective

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

Exploring Learning Communities Worldwide

Co-initiator and researcher

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

This article describes a workflow of writing together with Markdown and Pandoc in GitLab. The online platform is used in conjunction with Docker as a content management system. Digital artefacts are generated online with every user contribution.

The script was developed to experiment with a production workflow based on Markdown, GitBook, GitLab and Docker. It was nominated for the OER Award 2017 in the category “Aus- und Berufsbildung”.

The article describes the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the digital experimental field of the TU Hamburg.

Talks & Workshops

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 …

Big data, AI, robotics, biotechnology and numerous other technical developments are currently changing the way we live and work at …

We live in a world of technological progress. Things that were unthinkable just a few years ago are already part of our everyday lives …

The advanced training gives an insight into the potentials that arise for modern teaching and open research in the use of Jupyter …

Recent Posts

in English

The last post in this blog I wrote more than one year ago. I was not lazy in between, but had a lot of other things to write and do. …

In the past there have been some books on [D3.js]() that were quite helpful for me to get started. In the need of a more sophisticated …

“I Love Free Software Day” is over, but nevertheless I want to mention some stuff about the tools I use and love to say …

When taking a closer look at the history of a concept or development a timeline comes in handy to structure events and dates. I know …

In the debate on Open Educational Resources (OER) several questions dominate. For instance: Who generates the content? Who pays for …