I worked as independent Software Engineer with various teams, e.g.:
I advised KI decentralized customers with their Blockchain and Smart Contract (Bitcoin/Ethereum) business strategies, facilitated technical trainings
and was responsible for the development of innovative blockchain applications.
Companies I worked with: Daimler, LBBW, Lufthansa
Software engineer for the financial services company operating in Ghana and Senegal.
I was responsible for the integration of banking partners and managed the development team. Evaluated and developed different Ethereum blockchain based solutions to rethink the existing savings/loans business model.
Technical consultant for Kigali based solar energy solutions provider.
I designed and implemented a centralized solar monitoring system and have been planning a mobile money integrated smart meter solution that enables a pay-per-consumption business model for solar systems in rural Rwanda.
Co-founder of Railslove, a software consultancy for sustainable software and innovative web products. Railslove applies a lean and agile approach to turn ideas into applications using modern web technologies. The company had grown to ~20 employees in 2015.
During my time at Railslove I worked with a wide range of clients from different sectors and sizes. Some of the recent projects:
Founding partner of the holding company hackers & thinkers UG. Its latest venture is hack.institute which is organizing innovation events and workshops connecting the IT community and corporates.
Part of the founding team and in charge of the product development of DaWanda, the marketplace for handmade products in Europe.
Combination of computer science and business administration;
Focus: Business Process Management
I mostly care about using the right tool for the job and processes to efficiently collaborate as a team. That said here is a list of technolgies/areas that I am most familiar with and have been using extensively:
Kredits is a Ethereum based framework to build programmable organizations. It is using Smart Contracts to create an organizational structure for Open Source projects and open organizations.
My current focus is on new technology for the decentralized web and its effect on future, decentralized business models. I am doing independent work on Smart Contracts, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, Online Payments and related topics.
Some of my thoughts and experiments are documented on my blog:
Co-organizer of the AfricaHackTrip and related initiatives to explore and foster collaboration with innovation hubs in East-Africa.
Co-organizer of a broad range of local and international conferences and meetups (i.e. DevHouse, Nodecamp.eu, Ruby/JS meetups, Kigali Online Payments meetup).
Co-founder of Coworking-Cologne which was the first coworking space in Cologne, Germany. As hub for many events and organizations, the not-for-profit cooperative supports the local tech community and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration. The cooperative also founded the German coworking network coworking.de and the region's first fab lab - Dingfabrik - was initiated by this community.