Say Hi to Pascal!

We always have new ideas for making Datawrapper better — and more ideas means more developer time. That’s why we’re excited to add Pascal Bürkle to our team as a full-stack developer working on all parts of Datawrapper’s codebase. He’ll be filling this role, joining us remotely from Stuttgart five days a week.

Here are a few questions to get to know him better:

Hi, Pascal! Could you please introduce yourself?

Hey, I’m Pascal, currently living in Stuttgart and working completely remotely at Datawrapper. I love design and programming so most of the time I’m exploring new ideas or working on my side projects. Other than that, I really like playing all kinds of video games and participating in game jams, where you build a video game in a few days given a specific theme or constraint.

Screenshot from a game jam back in July 2022. We had to create our games in under 48 hours!

What did you do before working at Datawrapper?

I initially completed an apprenticeship as a media designer and got hooked on programming during that time. So I shifted to the technical side and worked at a few digital agencies as a web developer on a wide range of different projects like corporate websites, eLearning applications, and event portals.

Why did you want to join Datawrapper?

After working on many customer projects I really wanted to get more into product development. So I set out to find something that really interests me. I found Datawrapper on a simple job board while browsing Hacker News and was impressed by the insightful blog posts and the beautiful visualizations. It looks like a great and also complex product that is helpful to a lot of people. I decided I wanted to be a part of that and give my best to help build the best experience for everyone.

Quite often random ideas pop up in my head, and most of the time I go ahead and try building them. So here’s an example: an app I created to turn any image or short video into emojis. This is a picture of Sam’s house taken during my visit to the Shire film set in New Zealand, because why not.

What will you do at Datawrapper?

I’m joining the team as a full-stack developer, so I will be working across different technical aspects of Datawrapper. I’m looking forward to getting to know the product and all the awesome people behind it.

Welcome, Pascal! It’s great to have you with us. To see more of Pascal’s latest projects, visit his website or follow him on Twitter @pabueco.