Micha is Co-Founder and CSO of webvariants – a digital agency for web-/software development wirh focus in web, IoT & embedded projects. He took over the Berlin office of webvariants in 2011 and is Co-Organiser of the Berlin Webmontag relaunch. You can follow him on @feelgood_iq @webvariants .
Kerstin Bock is Co-Founder & CEO at Openers & Communications at Tech Open Air Berlin. The studied media sociologist has more than 6 years of experience in Marketing & Communication. Before changing into the advisory world, she used to work for well known media outlets such as BURDA or Holtzbrinck and within the political communication world. Since 2010 the born South German works as communication consultant with a strong focus on young and digital companies. Since 2013 she´s head of Marketing & Communication at Tech Open Air Berlin festival and recently co-founded Openers, Tech Open Airs Sister Company which connects, grows and empowers innovative companies through everything conversational. The focus: Helping technology companies go global and connect corporates with the international startup community. (She´s also mentoring young startups in pr, content marketing & social media, e.g. within the new Accelerator Program of Microsoft Ventures in Berlin.) You can follow her @KerstinKolumna @Opnrs @TOABerlin.
Francis Varga was born in Cebu, Philippines. He emigrated to Germany at the age of 7. He began his career at 19 joining one of the biggest pharma agencies in Germany. Following that, he worked as a software engineer gaining valuable experience with clients such as Volkswagen, Universal, Porsche, Nike, VZ-Netwerke, Crowdpark or Eyeem. Francis is passionate about using the most cutting-edge technologies to solve problems in innovative ways. He has led teams of over 20 people, driving them to find complex solutions using the latest technology. Francis focuses on workflow optimization. Strategy is integral to his development technique, prioritizing scalability and performance. He harnesses social media to evangelize several products and technologies that spark his geek excitement. His charisma allows him to build up communities around the tools that he finds most compelling. He is fluent in PHP / JS / AS3 / Java / Python. This makes him a well-rounded all-purpose developer for solving complex problems. You can follow him on @LittleBuddha87.
Patrick has studied and worked in Austria, Spain and Belgium before he finally moved to Berlin on a whim. Holding a masters degree in political science, he became a lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin where he specialized in political theory. He later started working at a PR agency with focus on political communications. In 2013 the Austro-French switched into the non-profit sector where he now does what he can do best: analyzing, conceptual thinking and communicating. Patrick also works as a freelance journalist and moderator.
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