With some 24,500 members, the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) is the largest organisation representing IT professionals in the German-speaking region. Since 1969 it has been promoting the exchange of ideas among all social groups.
While I was working for innobis AG, I established and directed through the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. the “Petri nets in practice” working group.
The XING group SAPNetHH focuses on personal dialogue concerning technologies, current trends, clients, projects and companies in the SAP world in and around Hamburg. Meetings are held regularly to promote professional dialogue and networking among the members.
I am actively involved in this group as a co-moderator.
Girls’ Day takes place every year in April. On this day companies and workplaces open their doors to girls in grade 5 and above. The intent is to inspire and motivate girls to pursue careers in areas in which women are under-represented.
Since 2010 we have been offering girls an opportunity on Girls’ Day to gain their first experience as computer scientists. Using Scratch, a programming language developed specifically for children, the girls are able to gain some practical experience by programming a game.
HIForum e.V. is a non-profit organisation comprising students, alumni and companies united by the shared goal of promoting a professional exchange of opinion and information among current and former members of the University of Hamburg’s computer science department and its partners in industry, science and business. In addition to professional exchange, we aim to promote a permanent bond among alumni.
The contact with my university is important to me. Students who come to me are given the opportunity to complete internships or even to work on their bachelor’s or master’s theses.
Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV) was founded more than 50 years ago. The purpose of CISV is to promote world peace by bringing together children and young people from different countries and cultures. Mutual understanding and respect are fostered through holiday activity programmes and exchange programmes.
I have been active for many years as a youth group leader for international and national activity programmes.