Since 2012, she has put her background in design, technology and media studies to use as Head of Strategy and Civic Tech for the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany and as Consultant for The Engine Room.
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.