Dear Product Crunch People,
📢 we are back and very excited to invite you to our Exploration Edition this month!
On Wednesday, March 21st we welcome 3 great speakers: Christian (PTScientists), Jonas (komoot), and Johan (Mapbox) who will share great stories, learnings and insights with us:
- Christian Feichtinger (Head of Software Development) of PTScientists (http://ptscientists.com) »Mission to the Moon«
- Jonas Spengler (Co-Founder / CTO) of komoot (https://www.komoot.com)
»Exploration beyond local whiteboards. Developing in a fully remote team«
- Johan Uhle (Engineer) of Mapbox (https://www.mapbox.com)
»Location: a map is just the start«
More details about our speakers and the companies:
Christian is Head of Software Development at PTScientists. His special field is embedded systems and FPGA development and together with his colleagues he makes the ALINA lander and the Audi Lunar Quattro rover come alive for the first private mission to the moon.
PTScientists is a German new-space company whose aim is to bring down the cost of space exploration and democratise access to the Moon.
We are committed to breaking down the barriers to research in space, by developing reliable and affordable systems to deliver experiments and payloads to their desired locations. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of exploration, promoting new talent in the space industry, and developing solutions that work for a range of customers – from space agencies and industry, through to academic institutions.
Jonas is co-founder of komoot. Since launching in 2010, komoot has become Europe’s leading outdoor app, and currently enables millions of cyclists and hikers all over the world to experience more of the outdoors. Google and Apple have listed komoot as one of their Apps of the Year numerous times and consistently ranks them amongst the highest-grossing apps in both Google Play and the App Store. With a background in computer science, sociology and management consulting, Jonas passion is in product and company building. Komoot is headquartered in Potsdam, Germany but the team of currently 30 is working fully remote, distributed all over the world.
Johan is an Engineer at Mapbox, the location platform that powers Snap, Foursquare and Tableau. He joined the team in 2014 as second employee in Berlin, working on the global Maps infrastructure and building the Navigation team. Johan is a firm believer that location technology will be more important than ever: new services like on-demand platforms and self-driving cars can only work by having data and capabilities to understand their surroundings. Open Data and Open Source are key aspects of fulfilling these promises for everyone and Mapbox delivers these as a reliable service. Before Mapbox, Johan worked as an early engineer at SoundCloud.
Doors will be open from 18:45 as usual.
Looking forward to seeing you at Product Crunch!