Portrait of Philipp Ucke

I'm Philipp Ucke. I live near Magdeburg, where I architect digital worlds.

I've loved diving deep into digital worlds for as long as I can remember and had my first experience in Oblivion when I was eight years old. From now on, I always knew, that I want to put my dent on the digital world and the first opportunity was the website of my school.

At this time I started learning about computers, the internet, HTML, CSS, and javascript and took over small tasks in the maintenance of the website. But my thirst for knowledge didn't stop here, I was lucky to have parents with a talent for handicrafts, which helped me form a foundation for tinkering. And soon I was able to realize projects like a MagicMirror or a 3D printer.

There is one thing I love as much as tinkering and that's flying. It was one of those summer days when I looked up in the sky and saw a glider soaring in thermals to climb up to the clouds. And I immediately knew I want to feel this kind of freedom too. So I visited my local flight club and started pilot training.

Today, I'm working at UniNow, where we digitize the german university landscape to facilitate the organization of everyday study life for 2,95 million students.