projects & references

Skills

My TECHNICAL SKILLS are summarized below:

  • databases MySQL, MariaDB, ElasticSearch, Redis, MongoDB & Cloudera/Hadoop
  • cloud Google Cloud Platform: BigQuery, Datastudio & Kubernetes
  • stream processing Kafka & NSQ
  • machine learning Tensorflow, Caffe, Weka3, StanfordNLP, Knime, RapidMiner, Weka & other
  • analytics Tableau & Datastudio
  • programming Golang, Python, PHP, Javascript, Ruby (RoR), C/C++, C# , Java, Prolog & SQL
  • webserver Apache2, Lighttpd & Nginx
  • cms WordPress & other state of the art CMS systems

 

BUSINESS SKILLS

During my studies I gathered my first experiences with startups. I co-founded an app startup called whisp Internet. This company still exists and is now focused on startup and hacking events as well as consulting provider. After that I established an agency Bresk&Fliegel that launched different products in domain of outdoor/lifestyle and tech. The agency also provides business consulting and mentoring for startups.

 

Philosophy & Scope

I think art is, where the heart is – and work should definitely raise the claim to be art. When a problem or task touches the heart the result will be terrific. There is just one condition – it must challenge the skills & mind.

I’m definitely interested in projects regarding:

  • Machine Learning / Natural Language Processing / Semantic research
  • Fancy startup ideas
  • Web applications from a simple blog up to tricky intelligent systems
  • Interesting S(E/M)(O/M) projects
  • Journalistic tasks

Lead Projects

 

# Agentur Bresk & Fliegel

Agentur B&F is a Dresden based agency that is specialized on producing and commercialization of different products. Beside the A4Grill the agency also provides a variety of platforms and blogs as well as consulting services. Since 2016.

# A4GRILL

During a short vacation stop in Wesenberg (a city in germany, on canoe trip) a friend and I had some deep discussions on a grill that fits in every bag. Our idea and the USP of the product was the packing size and the design of the product. So we iterated and reconsidered the product in every step. We’re proud to present the A4Grill. The grill is also known as Mehrweggrill. Since 2015.

# trendinc labs

NLP and machine learning was/is one of my passions. Under the flag of trendinc I train, apply and use statistical models. Some applications are news aggregation and processing (sentiment, author level, media buzz etc), trend discovery, conversational bots and a question answering system that I’m developing since 2015. With trendinc labs I created a label to ship prototyped apps and create fancy software products.

# Hack.Events

With Hack.Events we established hackathons and fancy startup events in the area of Dresden. We are currently planning more of it, to enhance the startup scene in Saxony. Since 2016.

# Einweggrillfrei

As the A4Grill evolved, we had the problem that we now had the grill but not the sustainable grill experience that we wanted to create. So we set up a campaign named Einweggrillfrei that deals with sustainable products around the grill itself – coal, cutlery and igniter. Our idea was to combine other companies and products to create a platform for the high potential market of ecofriendly products in the grill industry. Since 2017

# Machine Rockstars

In early 2018 we turned Machine Rockstars from a small blog to a machine learning agency based in Dresden, Germany. We started with small articles addressing machine learning topics end now we are focusing on consulting companies with machine learning and analytics processes. If you are interested, just contact me. Since 2017.

# Maschinenersatzverkehr / Das Buch

Since early 2018 I’m writing a book as a private project. The idea is to have a book that explains possible developments in society as well as technology and put these two things together. How could “a normal day in 30 years” look like? What will be important in a future life? What are the ongoing tasks humanity has to face and solve? Asking this questions and contributing some ideas to these questions can be seen as the mission of the book. I’m mainly addressing young people with this project.


Other Projects

 

# Technical Book Remediation

For the mitp-Verlag one of the biggest tech publishers in Germany, I did the technical book remediation for two Deep Learning books. First was from Francois Chollet about Deep Learning in Python using Keras framework (Google Books). The second book was the (so called) standard reference about Deep Learning from Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville (Google Books coming).

# DecompileD Conference

Starting in 2018 we created DecompileD Conference to have a first class international conference on hot topics in tech. We started with an intersection of: machine learning, mobile and cloud. I’ve accompanied this process as lead organizer. Since 2018.

# Startup Weekend Dresden

Together with a few partners like GründerGarten Dresden, Stadt.Land.Netz and ImpactLoft we (Hack.Events) organized the 2017 version of the Startup Weekend in Dresden. The event took place in December. Since 2014.

# MLDD – Machine Learning Meetup Dresden

With #MLDD Meetup we established a spot for machine learners in saxony (esp. Dresden). The Meetup talks place nearly every month with presentations ranging from theoretical data science to practical machine learning applications. Beside the talks we often have poster sessions and interesting discussions.

# Künstliche Intelligenz Blog

On KI blog  (artificial intelligence blog) I wrote about current development and projects in the wide field of AI, machine learning, natural language processing and robotics. I’ve started this blog in november of 2014. In june 2016 I restarted the project with the focus on startups, university projects and short news. During this period I received a lot feedback and attention. Nontheless I closed the project in May 2018 to focus on other challenges.

# GrillPlatz360

GrillPlatz360 is your helper if you want to have a barbecue outdoor. It provides you all bbq places nearby / around you and in your city. The application focuses on the German speaking countries.

# Emmy – Autonomous RC

We (a friend and me) are working on a framework for an autonomous RC car. For this we are limiting ourself to just one camera. Currently we are trying various approaches, from very shallow nets up to sophisticated deep learning stuff.

# DreamCity

Is the location of a city or location in germany predictable? DreamCity deals with that question and provides a regressor that estimates the lat, lng coords of different german cities. This former research project was released as open source project to play around with it.

# Gopher Neural

When I started with machine learning in Golang, I searched the web for a framework that covers all aspects of ML: training, evaluation, production. I found go-neural – a simple backpropagation algorithm. So I built everything I needed around this algorithm. The product was Gopher Neural. Check it out on Github.

# Phonetizz

Most phonetic algorithms using a code or symbols that are not easily comparable. This motivates the development of a phonetic algorithm that uses the simplest forms of text comparison. With Phonetizz the Levenshtein distance metric was utilized to perform such calculations for such a phonetic measure. Another important point is that all known algorithms are just working on words. With Phonetizz it is possible to work also on phrases instead of just one word.

# Was grill ich heut?

This site solves the simple problem of “How to grill today”. It acts as a proxy for chefkoch recipes. Here you can find the page.

# LAUSITZ GURU

The idea behind Lausitz Guru is the combination of web pages and social media accounts that have a high influence and reach in the Lausitz – a region in germany. With Lausitz Guru restaurants, local companies and venues can promote there products or events. LG can be considered as marketing channels for the region.

# whisp – The opinion network

whisp structures opinions from users and recommends relevant stuff to you. The range of topics is wide. Movies, music and apps are just a few. Whisp was developed for iOS and Android. Also a web version is available. From 2011 to 2014.

# startApp Dresden

A network of professionals, professors and consultants that help you with skyrocking your app idea. You can meet us, spend a coffee and get our expertise on your app topic. This is startApp Dresden.

# textpcsr

It stands for “text preprocessing, classification, semantics and response” and was developed to build a pipeline for some text processing tasks. It also contains mechanisms for sentiment analysis and hierarchical text classification.

# NBDS – Neuron Based Data Structure

A few years ago (2010-2012) I loved the way to query through network based structures. It has many advantages. So I’ve developed NBDS which is a data structure that acts like a graph. Its queryable and serializable.

# Ipsum – PHP formular parser

The parser written in PHP parses a formular given as string and calculates the result. You can also add own functions, variables and constants to the calculation.

And more?

You can see more projects at cip-labs project site or ask me for more.