We are behind all of this.
At the heart of the seriöse Gesellschaft is a team of professionals from different cultural backgrounds and with expertise in a variety of fields. These include travel, fin tech, professional services and hardware development. And should we ever need reinforcement, we can always rely on our large network of partners and freelancers.
For us, our team comes first. This is why we have set ourselves high standards regarding salary, observance of working hours, and more. Read more in our Mission Statement.
But enough abstract talking. Let’s introduce ourselves..
Markus is responsible for everything hardware related at the seriöse Gesellschaft. He's got all the skills you need to prototype a cool hardware product. From designing, chemical etching, assembling a PCB to designing and printing 3D prototypes - Markus does it. In his free time you can usually find him at the CCC hacker space in Hamburg where he takes care of the next generation of hackers.
Some people call Simon "totally nerdy" because he likes to engage in obscure functional programming languages. If necessary he also writes code in Python. He especially enjoys crazy projects with a lot of learning potential. That's why after dropping out of university, finishing a vocational training and enrolling at the university again he decided to be a serious developer and to code anything that's kind of cool.
When he's not working and his sleeping pattern isn't too twisted, he spends his remaining time in political activism or travels somewhere in the world.
Andy does python and embedded programming for the sG. On paper he studies computer science at the RWTH Aachen University. He is active in the CCC and does logistics for Europe's largest hacker congress as a hobby. In his remaining time he likes to build IT and other infrastructure for a number of organisations and events.
Mel is our whirlwind that never sits on just one project because it has to be diverse!
During her computer science studies, she went from Android development through network technology to project management. During her studies she mainly dealt with Data-Sciende and AI.
With us she is primarily concerned with management tasks, because someone who is set up so broadly digs less deep, but can look quite far. Probably the reason why sweets disappear so fast in her radius, watch out!
Lilith has experienced start-ups, an agency, self-employment, and the Innovation Center of a Big-4 company in the last six years. She has worked in development, product ownership, consulting, and sales in one way or the other, but she didn't find true fulfillment in one of these departments, because sometimes she didn't really feel challenged, sometimes the work environment was just plain bad, and sometimes the orders were beyond questionable.
She and Lino conceived the idea of the seriöse Gesellschaft four years ago and after their last engagement at a Big-4 company they decided to finally try it. This is how the seriöse Gesellschaft was formed.
When we want to turn an idea into a product you can actually touch Jonas is the person who does that. He loves 3D modelling, CAD, 3D printing and building cool hardware products in general. And that's exactly what he does with us.
Above all, Jan is interested in the interface between hardware and software. After realizing that while he is not the most talented coder but quite good at developing hardware, he decided to study electrical engineering and build cool things. For this reason he supports the team in projects in which electronics of every kind are needed. Incidentally, he still tries to teach himself to program.
Markus does all things python on embedded hardware for sG. Otherwise, he is a computer science student at the RWTH Aachen University, where he has attended more lectures over the last few years to record them for the VideoAG of the Fachschaft than to hear them himself and is active in the CCC in Aachen and Düsseldorf.
Lena writes code since the late 1980s, and has developed something for nearly every platform and language. During the last years, she specialized in Unity3d and native Android and iOS apps. Since her studies in media informatics, the desire to create images, audio, video and animation is still lurking inside her. If you let her, she will happily shave some Yaks and write a program which writes programs for her. And in her free time, you might find her at queer-feminist and/or hacker-oriented meetups, private construction sites or in the woods.
Did you know that we are developing a robot called nootnoot?
Did you know that we support our team contributing to opensource projects?
Did you know that we hate carousels but built one because it seems to be mandatory for a serious business website?
Did you know that half of our software engineers are female?
Did you know that more than 2/3 of our team are active in progressive political movements?
Did you know that our team members (co-)founded more than 20 startups?
Did you know that we use about 50% of our time for working on our own products and concepts?