Your Science Hack Day Coaches

The Science Hack Day is for all of you, interested in science and looking to bring it closer together with technology and design. Don't worry, you don't have to be an expert in IT or science because we have brought-in coaches from these fields to support you and your hacks during the Science Hack Day!

The Science Hack Day will take place in German and English. 

Team Science Hack Day Berlin

Claudine Chen
Currently a data scientist at an institute for the economics of climate change.
Have researched topics varying from materials for solar cells, atmospheric chemistry and physics, to climate policy. Can help with electronics, optics, physics, and programming. 
Passionate about sharing science in intuitive ways - science should be accessible to everyone.

Michael Meinel 
Software-Engineer, Programmer, Scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.) Have  worked with all kinds of scientists (mathematicians, physicists,  chemists…), understand their vocabulary and their way of thinking. So, I  can not  only give a hand with programming languages and their use, but can also  understand and translate different scientific languages.

Ramin Soleymani 
Software developer and professional tinkerer. Worked in Computer Science research for a while and worked in multidisciplinary projects. Can help you with arduino, and data visualisation, programing in general. 

Lucy Patterson 
Science communicator, former labrat, biologist at heart, open access and open science enthusiast. Maker, problem-solver, molecular biologist. Fascinated  by the very small and extremely weird cellular and molecular world.  Thinks science is too cool for scientists to keep it all to themselves. 

Team Rails Girls Berlin

Henry van Wagenberg
I'm a Junior Ruby on Rails web developer for the mobile and web app firm, based in Berlin and in the United States. Besides Berlin I've lived and worked in Colorado, New York, and the Philippines. I love helping people learn to code - I myself still have a lot to learn!

Birgit Pohl
Brigit has always been interested in modern technology, so it’s no wonder that the qualified graphic designers turned to web design and finally to web development. She was a novice, when she first came to Rails Girls Berlin, but quickly became “addicted” to Ruby on Rails and today coaches interested people looking to start out in programming. Brigit can support you in HTMAL and CSS Ruby on Rails and Javascript.

Norman Köhring
Norman is the current Frontend Engineer at Nokia Gate 5. When I was around 10 years old, I began to teach myself how to programme – with the amazing Commodore 64 Basic programming handbook! My scientific background rests, apart from university studies in information technology, largely on my great interest in literature on popular science. 

Anna Kleibel
Works as a free-lance designer in corporate design and packaging design in Berlin, Hamburg and New Delhi and is currently enrolled in a Master’s programme in communication design.


Philipp Schrögel Physicist, now working as science communicator, consultant, dialogue facilitator and besides that science slam organizer. Knows from his past things like radiation detection, data acquisition and biological radiation effects. Through his current life knowledgeable in  project management,  communications and dialogue between science and society. Likes to help especially with problem analysis, structuring, managing group work and presenting.

Wilhelm Rinke 
Wilhelm studied biology, my Thesis was about glycine receptors. During the Masters I focused stronger on environmental and sustainability issues. Additionally I participated in several projects trying to link art and science. I can help you with usual bio lab methods and also with video and photography editing. 


Das Wissenschaftsjahr 2014 – Die digitale Gesellschaft
The digital society is a society in change. Digital technologies permeate our daily lives and offer a variety of new possibilities. The Year of Science 2014 – the digital society shows how science and research drives these developments and dedicates itself to the outcomes of the digital revolution.

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