Team

Wetterfrosch .

Since 2009 Wetterfrosch sets up cable and wifi networks at the events of newthinking. Implementing, configuring and monitoring of IT systems is his main task. As a self-titled ‘nerd for all trades’ he helps out at the office. In his private life he is active in net politics like data privacy and member of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. and netzpolitik.org.

Paul Berschick

Paul leads our events team at newthinking communications. Before joining us four years ago, he read communications at Freie Universität Berlin. He is an avid committer of all things open source and implements it not only in his professional life. Paul is a firm believer in life-long learning, which makes him annoyingly smart but he never shows off. In his free time, Paul likes to read great books on crime, sheep and adventures.

Alexander Brăteanu

Alex is a project manager responsible for speaker accommodation and volunteer management at Berlin Buzzwords. He is passionate about politics and digital governance.  Alex likes cycling but despises basil.

Nick Burch

Nick is heavily involved in a number of Apache projects, such as Tika, POI and Chemistry, while having the fortune to know many of the people involved in the Apache Big Data and Search space! When not helping out with Apache things, Nick works as the CTO of Quanticate, a CRO, where he tries to make the best use of Open Source technologies to solve the business's problems. Nick is a big fan of many aspects of agile and extreme development, and rapid web development frameworks such as Django. Nick is often to be found attending or organising BarCamps, Geek Nights, or other such fun events dedicated to sharing what's great and new!

Karina Fissguss

Karina works since January 2011 for newthinking. Currently, she is part of the event team. She graduated in art history as well as cultural and media management and worked as an online journalist for ARD, ZDF and netzpolitik.org. Unfortunately Karina hates cats, but therefore adores red squirrels.

Christen Jansen

Christen is IT project manager at newthinking communications, where he is responsible for several website projects, including berlinbuzzwords.de and foss-backstage.de.

Max King

Max is the token British person on the team and is also responible for communication.

Nina Müller

Nina does everything Berlin Buzzwords. Not only is she our Project Manager, but she is also our Partner Manager. Nina joined the team 3 years ago and has been a vital part ever since. Her great enthusiasm for Berlin Buzzwords really shows as she continually thinks about how to improve even the slightest detail, working hard to make everybody feel welcome. When she is not working she enjoys taking trips with her son, going to concerts, and diving deep into good books and has a taste for salty liquorice.

Cecilia Palmer

Cecilia Palmer is based in Berlin and works as designer and programmer between fashion, web, sustainability and open source. Apart from conspiring new ways of bringing abundant clothes back into the loop, she explores the magic of the internet and codes websites, currently as part of the IT-team at newthinking. She was born in Sweden, and lived and worked in France, Holland, and since 2005 in Berlin.

Agnes Ratajczyk

Agnes is a project manager at newthinking communications, where she is working on conferences such as Codemotion Berlin, FOSS Backstage and Buzzwords Berlin. In her free time she is part of the re:publica conference, works as a freelancer in the film industry and loves organising projects she cares about.

Nadine Schildhauer

Since July 2014, Nadine is project assistant at newthinking. Before she became part of the newthinking team she studied politics and philosophy in Magedeburg. She will support Berlin Buzzwords in PR and communications. Contact her: nsc [at] newthinking.de

Martin Schmidt

Martin is cultural scientist and is doing freelance work since 2007 for newthinking. He is head of the recording team and responsible for the awesome Berlin Buzzwords videos.

Flavia Tienes

Flavia joined the newthinking team recently, in November 2018. She studied politcs and philosophy and is currently finishing her second degree in horticultural science. Urban gardening and projects related to sustainable agriculture are her key interests. She lives and laughs in Berlin.