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These are the faces behind WeSustain

Name: Benedikt Vollmerhaus
Hometown: Hamburg
Position: Student Associate
Member since: On and off since 2014, permanent since 2020
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My Tasks:

I primarily develop and maintain internal tools for improving our development workflows. In addition, I’m implementing a new monitoring system for our servers as part of my bachelor’s thesis, to ensure our applications run reliably and don’t experience unexpected downtime.

 

Why Sustainability:

Humanity is facing an enormous number of global social, political, and economic issues that are already huge challenges to overcome. Unless we operate sustainably, we won’t be able to focus on any of them – and if we keep ignoring sustainability problems such as climate change, none of them will matter in the end anyway.

 

Why WeSustain:

  • Small, yet awesome and dedicated team
  • Wide array of interesting problems and topics

 

Three goals from my bucket list:

  1. Obtain a master’s degree in computer science
  2. Learn to program in Rust
  3. Get a height-adjustable desk

 

Without these websites / apps I would be stranded:

  • Bandcamp
  • Reddit
  • My local Pizza delivery service