Who we are

The SHD Berlin organizing team consists wholly of volunteers from the world’s of science, design, IT, engineering, communication, and the intersections between.

Join us!

If you’d like to get involved and join the team as as volunteer organiser just get in touch! Working in this project can be a great way to get in touch with interesting people, projects, and organisations in Berlin and in the wider science hacking scene and we’d be happy to share it with you. Write us at [email protected].

Tap into our experience and expertise

Science Hack Day is a global, open, volunteer-run project with open source instructions that’s all about spreading grass-roots empowerment, collaboration and interdisciplinary innovation. We love to see projects that share this ethos popping up around the country and are really happy to offer our advice and share our experience. We have many years experience in running successful participatory hacking events and a strong community.
If you’re launching a grass-roots volunteer-run project we’ll be happy to help you as best we can for free. If you’re organising as part of your dayjob we’d be happy to consult or discuss opportunities for collaboration. Just get in touch! [email protected]


Current Organizers:

Lucy Patterson
(2014 – 2017)
LucyFreelance science hacker and community organiser working at the intersection of science and society. Biologist at heart and by training, fascinated by the very weird and extremely small molecular world. DIY science and open science advocate. As well as co-organising Science Hack Day Berlin, and the Berlin Science Hacking Community, she is a member of the art/science/technology collective Lacuna Lab and and coordinator of the DIY Science Network.


Ramin Soleymani
(2013 – 2017)
raminCreative technologist and media artist. Worked in computer science research for a while, before starting to dive into open education and the hacking culture of berlin. Is convinced that the ivory tower of science will crush if you just drill long enough at the very same spot with your little finger.


Giulia Paparo
(2014 – 2017)
giuliaTrained philosopher of science, trying to live in between philosophy and physics. Sometimes wishes to have been born at Galileo’s time, when philosophy and physics were still considered one. While waiting for the invention of a time machine, experimenting Science Communication as a way to enthusiasm everyone into the philosophical meaning of science, and the scientific use of philosophy, and maybe a time machine won’t be needed anymore.


Joram Schwartzmann
JoramA biotechnological engineer by trade is now pursuing a PhD in molecular plant physiology. In case that doesn’t work out, plans to become (B) a baker, (C) a science communicator or (D) a podcaster. Enjoys a good conversation almost as much as a good meal, likes to work with others and make stuff.


Sascha Held
image6Engineer for applied physics, serious hightech-industry employee by day, but child in mind by night. Background in Semiconductor and Laser science, enjoys videogames and the burning man community in his free time.
netweb-ws.de (currently disabled)


Agustina Palermo
image3Artist. She mainly works and develops interdisciplinary collaborations. Her theoretical-practical studies are based on innovation, design, performing arts, games and the articulation between technology and science in arts.


Kati Hyyppä
katiportrait_largeFormer designer and current DIY enthusiast, who likes to make things with electronics, cardboard, glitter, yarn and everything in between. Lives mainly by giving workshops, but makes also playful installations and objects. Studied originally cognitive science and has ever since maintained curiosity for science and exploration.


Aravinth Panchadcharam
aravinthBackground in Electronics and Electrical engineering with focus on Computer Science, Embedded Systems, Robotics and New Media Art. I have been working with various corporations to startups all around the world as a Maker to build anything from Enterprise software to Embedded hardware systems with the awareness of sustainability.


Thomas Heidtmann
ThomasMedia artist who examines forms and expressions of exploration, collaboration, and communication – fascinated by space technologies, mirrors, and questions of visibility and observation. He is a co-founder of Lacuna Lab e.V., an artist-run collaborative community, and space working at the intersection of arts, science, and technology.
thomasheidtmann.de | lacunalab.org


Alessandro Volpato
image8Alessandro joins open-source projects combining biology skills with hardware-software programming. He integrates bio-protocols on flexibility-drawn microfluidics devices.


Mathilde Dongala
Mathilde is a design researcher who studies people’s relationship with sound and music to support the creation of technologies that protect their hearing. Her favourite thing is to transform people’s perception of an environment by messing around with sound and light. She is therefore very much obsessed with collecting music and creating soundscapes, usually under some strange lighting arrangements she came up with or mapping projections on her bedroom’s wall.


Former organizers:

Michaela Flaherty (2016)
Isam Haddad (2013 – 2015)
Claudine Chen (2013, – 2015)
Michael Meinel (2013)
Christian Rausch (2013)
Thorsten Witt (2013)
Danila Pellicani (2013)
Alessandro Contini (2013)

We are also kindly supported by the OpenTechSchool. For more information about the OpenTechSchool initiative, please visit: opentechschool.org

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