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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:

Some of the upcoming events where we will be represented:


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 our department is structured.

QWERTY Team

Christoph Jauera
Software Developer

Andrew Kostka
Software Developer (Working Student)

Johannes Kroll
Software Developer

Thiemo Kreuz
Software Developer

Wikidata Team 1

Leszek Manicki
Software Developer

Adam Shorland
Software Developer

Jakob Warkotsch
Software Developer

Pablo Grass
Software Developer

Wikidata Team 2

Jonas Kress
Software Developer

Aleksey Bekh-Ivanov
Software Developer

Lucas Werkmeister
Software Developer (Working Student)

Amir Sarabadani
Software Developer

Marius Hoch
Software Developer (Working Student)

FUN Team

Gabriel Birke
Software Developer

Tonina Zhelyazkova
Software Developer

Ebba Aniansson
Software Developer (Intern)


Product Management

Lydia Pintscher
Product Manager Wikidata

Lea Voget
Product Manager Technical Wishes

Kai Nissen
Product Manager Fundraising


Community Communications

Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication Wikidata

Jens Ohlig
Software Communications Strategist

Johanna Strodt
Project Manager Communications

Michael Schönitzer
Tech Community Communication (Working Student)


User Experience & Design

Charlie Kritschmar
UX Designer

Hanna Petruschat
UX / Interaction Design


Supporting roles

Management

Franziska Heine
Head of Software Development & Engineering

Linda-Rabea Heyden
Assistant to the department

Sandra Müllrick
Advisor Software Development

Tobias Gritschacher
Engineering Manager

Raz Shuty
Engineering Manager

Birgit Müller
Community Communications Manager

Jan Dittrich
Team leader UX/Design

Other

Jeroen De Dauw
Software Architect

Daniel Kinzler
Principal Platform Engineer