Journey at CODE University

I started as one of the first students at CODE in the #firstGeneration in 2017 and became one of the 5 first graduates in 2020. I am now supporting CODE as a freelance lecturer to teach the next generations about my learnings from the last years. 

At CODE, I studied Product Management, but as I was an enthusiastic engineer before joining, I also completed a lot of software engineering modules.

I wrote my bachelor thesis about the topic „Behavior change through digital products: Reducing individual greenhouse gas emissions with a peer-group based app“. Where I researched, built and tested an app with the aim to help its users reduce their carbon footprint, by working together in groups. My capstone project, which I worked on with 9 software engineers, was about an API, that could predict emissions from fashion products, based on information available in online stores.

My favorite topics at CODE were: product discovery, data science, product strategy, consumer psychology & finance. A full list of modules I achieved:

  • Communication & Presentation
  • Customer Discovery & Market Research
  • KPIs & Data Analysis
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Product Innovation & Definition
  • Agile Process Management
  • Product Strategy
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Finance & Controlling
  • Organizational Development
  • Design Methods
  • Software Development Basics
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Relational Databases
  • Artificial Intelligence Basics
  • Web Technologies Basics
  • Data Science
  • Blockchain and Cryptography
  • Linear Algebra
  • Academic Reading
  • Research
  • Presentation
  • Judging Technology.

Already when I studied at CODE I loved sharing my knowledge, gave several workshops e.g. about databases, blockchain, product discovery. I also co-founded the „investment guild“ and the „sustainability gild“ where we met regularly to exchange about the topics and consult the management.