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Christian Bruhn

Christian Bruhn

Biochemist (Diploma)
Senior Web Developer

Christian Bruhn works as a Senior Web Developer for Ecologic Institute. He designs, builds and manages project-related websites with a focus on web accessibility, responsive web and interface design as well as database concepts and data visualization. Christian predominately uses the content management system (CMS) Drupal. He works in German and English.

Christian Bruhn advises clients and project teams regarding website concepts, structural design and technical usefulness. Accordingly, he programmes customer as well as project-specific modules. For various European research projects - funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020 - such as POCACITO, NETGREEN and multEE, he developed a set of tools for project management within the internal area of the projects' websites. To create interactive web 2.0 platforms, he uses among other things HTML5, CSS3 and Ajax. Using Javascript-based graphics libraries such as D3.js in projects such as RECREATE, he visualizes diverse data from different sources, including the open source data providers by Eurostat and the OECD. Another of his special focal points is the integration of geographical information into both web presences - like DEMEAU or REFORM - and data presentation.

Christian Bruhn trains international project teams in the operation of web applications and is involved in the planning and implementation of e-learning portals. In addition, he is responsible for technical support, maintenance and the development of the institute’s own website. As the developer of the Webform Invitation module he is an active member of the Drupal community. Christian Bruhn supports the Open Source philosophy and the development of Drupal, in 2013 he became a member of the Drupal Association.

Prior to being employed at Ecologic Institute, Christian worked as a web developer for various internet agencies, where he focused on the development of social communities and online shop systems. As an employee at the University of Potsdam (Germany), he led tutorials on various topics related to internet technologies and media design and managed websites disseminating material for university courses.

Christian studied biochemistry at the University of Potsdam. He also spent a year living in California (USA) near Yosemite National Park.

In his spare time, Christian programmes various applications and browser plugins for online games. The user base of his software includes tens of thousands of players worldwide.