Hi, I’m Harry and I’ve worked with the internet for more than 15 years, most often as a developer, but also product owner, technical project manager, scrum master and copywriter. To this day I’m enthusiastic about the possibilities opened up by technology and design, while also retaining a healthy skepticism about this strange new world we live in. Or maybe I’m just getting old and cranky … “Alexa, play some uplifting music" … yeah, that’s better. Now where were we?
Right. In 2015 I co-founded diesdas.digital, a studio where we team up with clients to solve their digital challenges, starting with sound research and translating the insights into appropriate interfaces – to then build, launch and maintain digital products. In my work at diesdas, I currently focus on democracy tech, growing the My Country Talks platform with ZEIT ONLINE. Let’s work together maybe?
Equally important to me is creating an inclusive and diverse work environment in which each person can be themself, where we can laugh together and do meaningful work. At diesdas we currently have a team of ~25 wonderful people, among them developers, researchers, designers and project managers from all over the world, even some working fully remote. If you want to know more, you can find my writing on our company blog and get an impression of our inner workings through our employee handbook. Our social channels on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr are also worth a look.
In the past I studied computer science + media, worked at 11 Freunde → Edenspiekermann → A Color Bright, taught students at HTW Berlin about web development and gained quite a bit of experience in public speaking. I’m always happy about speaking opportunities at meetups/conferences or interview requests.
Thanks for stopping by; live long and prosper! 🖖