Our Department Edit Page

Who We Are

We are the Software Development Department of Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. We create and maintain Open Source software that support Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia and Wikidata. There are multiple ways of contributing to our efforts and we provide several career opportunities.

We are roughly 30 people, mostly working at the Wikimedia Deutschland office in Berlin.


Meet Us

Recurring events we organize:

Upcoming events where we will be represented:

This is a preliminary list. We'll add more events to it soon. You can also look at events from 2016.


Our Development Teams

Our development teams are cross-functional, self-organizing and highly autonomous. No single team leaders or middle management. Developers work directly with the product owners.

What follows is an informal approximation of our teams. It is not an org-chart and it does not capture all the details of peoples responsibilities, though should still give you a good idea of how out department is structured.

QWERTY Team

Christoph Jauera
Developer

Andrew Kostka
Developer (Working Student)

Tobias Gritschacher
Engineering Manager

Johannes Kroll
Developer

Adam Shorland
Developer

The QWERTY Team is supported by Jan and Charlie for User Experience Research and Design.

Wikidata Team

Leszek Manicki
Developer

Jonas Kress
Developer

Daniel Kinzler
Principal Platform Engineer

Marius Hoch
Developer (Working Student)

Jakob Warkotsch
Developer (Working Student)

Thiemo Mättig
Developer

Aleksey Bekh-Ivanov
Developer

The Wikidata Team is supported by Jens for Data Partnerships and Jan and Charlie for User Experience Research and Design.

FUN Team

Gabriel Birke
Developer

Kai Nissen
Developer

Jeroen De Dauw
Developer

Pablo Grass
Developer


Product focused roles

Wikidata

Lydia Pintscher
Product Manager

Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication

Jens Ohlig
Communication

Technical Wishes

Birgit Müller
Community Communications Manager

Johanna Strodt
Project Manager Community Communication

Michael Schönitzer
Community communication (Working Student)

Lea Voget
Product Manager

Supporting roles

Management

Abraham Taherivand
Department Head

Linda-Rabea Heyden
Assistant

Sandra Müllrick
Advisor

User Experience

Jan Dittrich
UX Designer

Charlie Kritschmar
UX Designer (Intern)