My name is Gustav Pursche and I am a freelance frontend engineer living in Berlin. I enjoy collaborating with diverse minded people in agile projects which are focusing on the user. The intersection of social change, sustainable technology and the question how software can play a role in processes interests me most. Therefore, I have been working in cross-functional teams for several years, especially in the context of editorial-journalistic work and social movements.

I'm currently working at Zeit Online. In the past I co-founded a collective called Zoff, had the chance to work with brilliant people at edenspiekermann, the guardian, about:source and the jib collective.


I'm not working for you

Instead, I am much more interested in what happens when we throw our different ideas and perspectives together to see what we can create together. Mutual trust and working at eye level are very important to me.

I don't have answers

Even though I've been working as a developer for several years now, I'm still often surprised. So I would like to put curiosity in the center of our joint work and instead ask questions together to answer them.

It's about people

I work for and with people. Ordinary people, as Mike Monteiro says. People whose lives are often difficult enough that they don't need another complex user interface in front of them. The products we build should learn from them and help to enhance their understanding of the world and themselves - or just solve tasks, so they have more time for nice things.