Robert Lehmann's Curriculum Vitae

Robert is a Python hacker and studied IT Systems Engineering at the Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany. He is interested in Web technologies, software design, and documentation, where he contributes to the Sphinx project. In his free time he enjoys running. He is impressed by visualizations, open source, and psychology. While he loves to talk, teach, and disseminate knowledge into presentations, he is also enthusiastic about Linux terminal environments and hands-down systems administration.


Master of IT-Systems Engineering (M. Sc.)
Oct 2012 — Jul 2016
Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Trends and Concepts in the Software Industry
Nov 2013 — Feb 2014
Design thinking workshop for Next Generation Clinical Information Systems
Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts Group
Teaching assistant for Programming 101 & 102
Apr 2011 — Mar 2013
Operating Systems and Middleware Group
Bachelor of IT-Systems Engineering (B. Sc.)
Oct 2009 — Jul 2012
Internet Technologies & System Architecture
Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Product Owner
Nov 2011 — Feb 2011
5-person team in a 40-person Scrum group
Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts Group
Oct 2011 — Jul 2012
A Cloud Platform for On-Demand Access to Open Data
Bachelor project lead
in cooperation with fluid Operations™ AG
Information Systems Group
Dec 2011 — Feb 2012
Integration and interlinking of Open Data related to education policy
Apps4Deutschland submission
Development Center: Startup Navigator
Oct 2010
Brandenburg Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
University of Potsdam


Robert has published and talked on different topics, ranging from databases, over education, to humanities and medical studies on venues like Write the Docs, Europython, Open Knowledge Festival, and Euroanaesthesia. See the list of publications for an exhaustive list.


Site Reliability Engineer
Feb 2015 —
Google Switzerland, Inc.
Payments SRE team
Site Reliability Engineering Intern
Mar 2013 — Sep 2013
Billing SRE team (Google Wallet backend)
Google Switzerland, Inc.
Sphinx Committer
Oct 2010 —
Gettext support
Google Summer of Code™
May 2010 — Aug 2010
Sphinx Native Language Support
Toolchain for Creating, Tracking, and Viewing Internationalized Versions of Sphinx Documents
Pocoo Team, Python Software Foundation
4CRT App Developer
Nov 2009 — Jun 2010
Four Choice Reaction Time iPhone Application
Psychomotor Function and Cognition after Anaesthesia
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Department, University of Greifswald, Germany
Google Highly Open Participation™ Contest
Nov 2007 — Feb 2008
Python Software Foundation, The Plone Foundation, MoinMoin project
Python Documentation Team
Jul 2007 —
Using Python on Windows author
Experimental Python Translations service for the official Python documentation
Internship “Computer Architecture and Communication”
Sep 2005
Department of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Member of the Python Software Verband e.V.
Oct 2011 —
formerly Deutschsprachige Zope User Group e.V.
Associate Member of the Free Software Foundation
Mar 2012 —

Other activities

Jugend hackt
Sep 2014
Young Rewired State Berlin
OpenTechSchool Zurich
April 2013 — September 2013
OOP 2013 — Software Meets Business
January 2013
Student Volunteer
OpenTechSchool Berlin
June 2012 —
Founding member & coach
OOP 2012 — Software Meets Business
January 2012
Student Volunteer
Bitbet UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Dec 2011 — Feb 2014
Robotics Laboratory “Robo-Lab” (instructor role)
Jul 2007 — Oct 2007
Department of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Linux Workshop (instructor role)
Sep 2006 — Jun 2007
Department of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
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