Julia has been running multiple projects that foster the reuse of open data, such as Germany’s first Civic Tech Incubator ‘Stadt Land Code’ and events/programs on election data, digital refugee support, transport, energy and citizen science. She enjoys speaking at international conferences.
In 2014 she co-founded Code for Germany and – together with her team – grew it into a network of over 1000+ civic tech volunteers in 25 cities all over Germany. She also helped grow Code for All, the global network of Code-for organizations with partners on six continents.
In 2016 Julia co-founded Germanys first public fund for open source software projects: The Prototype Fund. In it’s first round the program attracted more than 500 applicants all over Germany.
She is on the advisory board of the German Postcode Lotterie, a member of the Global Diplomacy Lab, Alumni of the Global Leadership Academy and a member of the digital rights organization Digitale Gesellschaft.