Julia has been running multiple projects that foster the reuse of open data and promote transparency – such as Germany’s first Civic Tech Incubator ‘Stadt Land Code’. She enjoys speaking at international conferences. As digital strategy advisor she is working with government institutions and businesses alike.
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. Over the course of six years the Fund will support open source projects with €8 Million. The Prototype Fund is a program in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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.