My main competence lies in software engineering. I am an open source enthusiast, seeing collective intelligence as an emerging pattern infusing a collaborative paradigm. Technology, used consciously, enhanced with free accessible information and participative processes, is THE tool to really eradicate poverty and to construct a just society of equals.
I am passionate about a P2P society, open and free information, open everything, collaboration and co-creation, but also about healthy food, organic agriculture/permaculture/agroforestry/CSA etc. (as a supporter, not practician, so far...).
I also believe that one of the most pressing issues today is the unsustainable economy, so I have a strong interest in alternative money systems (despite having only superficial skills in economic issues). Currently I work with STRO (Social Trade Organization) on the cyclos software for complementary currencies.
I have a degree in IT and telecommunications and a MSc in Holistic Science from Schumacher College / University of Plymouth, UK. My MSc thesis , "Distributed networked biobased economies", can be downloaded here. I am also a passionate musician and dancer. I have published my own albums under Creative Commons license at Jamendo: holoniverse.
Last but not least, I love nature and time spent to enjoy it, especially with hiking. I speak German, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French.