November 22nd, 2023
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.