This is my personal website and blog. I am writing this blog while musing about and exploring computers, free/libre and open source software, society, photography, and music … usually time-wise far behind current events.
About me – Curriculum Vitae
I am a kind of computer scientist.
- Studies at Technical University of Munich (DE), Tampere University of Technology (FI), and University of Leipzig (DE)
- Diploma, a traditional German master degree, in computer science with specialization in clinical information management
- Work experience at small and medium enterprises, global players as well public research institutions
- Primary work domain: health information technology (HIT)
- Familiar with most higher programming, mark-up and scripting languages though I would not call myself a code wizard
- Acquainted with HIT interoperability standardization efforts like IHE, HL7, and DICOM
- Multi-discipline experience:
- Requirements engineering
- User experience design
- Program management
- Project management
- Change management
- Open source governance
- Agile methodologies
- Scientific publishing
- Special interest in
- Free software / open source principles in respect to software, data, and knowledge
- Privacy and security
- Computer and society
- Sustainability and social justice
- Founder and coordinator of Medfloss.org
- Professional writings: see publications
Curious? Please contact me. I am happy to provide more details.
Why the hell “apfelkraut”?
Actually “apfelkraut” was the first alias I used on the Internet. It was during those times when I connected with my analog modem via a self-soldered 20 meter cable, laid through nearly the entire house of my parents to the telephone socket. When I opened my first email account, I was quite suspicious of what might happen if I use my real name in this yet unknown world. So due to a lack of creativity I just chose “apfelkraut”. On my desk I used to have an empty box of Apfelkraut where all my pencils were stored. Somehow this word sounded cool to me and I was also sure that nobody else would already have opened an account with that username. Meanwhile I became fond of this alias and as my thought about the unpopularity of this term happily also applies to domain names, this one became apfelkraut. Sorry, no fanboy.