Jan Kus

Coder, Innovator, Entrepreneur. Co-Founder at Railslove and hack.institute. FinTech Lover & Kickstarting Startups

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Jan's bio

tl;dr version:

Co-Founder of Railslove, hackers & thinkers, hack.institute, Interactive Cologne and Coworking Cologne. Craziest man alive! I love building web applications! I'm in love in FinTech stuff and I am kickstarting Startups. Nuff said.

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Jan Kus is a developer and passionate entrepreneur. He's CEO and Developer at Railslove - a web development agency based in Cologne, Germany.

Beside his activities at Railslove Jan co-founded hack.institute - an organization that produces corporate innovation events and community hackathons and formats like the "4 Hour Venture", "Interactive Dating Game", "DevHouseFriday" and many more in order to foster entrepreneurship, talk and create innovation, digital art and promote new technologies, connect likeminded people and play with cutting edge technologies.

He's owner of hackers & thinkers - a small venture company based in Cologne.

2010 he co-founded the first Coworking Space in Cologne called "Gasmotorenfabrik Köln" and is founding member of "Dingfabrik e.V." - one of the first Fablabs in Germany.

Jan Kus is also co-founder of Interactive Cologne - a festival for the creative digital natives - where he's responsible for the craziness.

He's is also an active member and organizer of following non profit organizations: Dingfabrik e.V., Köln API, CoderDojo Cologne, Webmontag Köln, RailsCamp Germany

Specialties: Innovation, Hacking, Ruby on Rails, Programming, Backend, Technology, Jquery, Javascript, Software Developer, Web Software, Open Source, Landing Pages, Rapid Prototyping, Networking & Entrepreneurship, FinTech, Kickstarting Startups, SEO

Experience

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2014 - Current

Co-Founder

hack.institute

2013 - Current

Co-Founder & CEO

hackers & thinkers

2012 - Current

Contract Teacher

Cologne University of Applied Sciences

2010 - Current

Co-Founder

Coworking Cologne

2008 - Current

Co-Founder & CEO

Railslove

2007 - Current

Coder, Innovator, Entrepreneur

Jan Kus

2012 - 2014

Co-Founder, Partner & Head of Interactive Developers

Interactive Cologne

2007 - 2008

Developer

Impressx GmbH

2006 - 2007

Assistant

BBE Unternehmensberatung

2003 - 2007

Developer

Wilde und Partner

Co-Founder

hack.institute

hack.institute is an organization that produces corporate innovation events and community hackathons and formats like the "4 Hour Venture", "Interactive Dating Game", "DevHouseFriday" and many more in order to foster entrepreneurship, talk and create innovation, digital art and promote new technologies, connect likeminded people and play with cutting edge technologies.

Co-Founder & CEO

hackers & thinkers

hackers&thinkers is a team of open minded entrepreneurs and company builders. They produce innovative ideas and invest into and startups.

Contract Teacher

Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Contract Teacher at Gummersbach Campus. Course: "WBA 1" (Basics of Web Applications 1).

Co-Founder

Coworking Cologne

I founded the organisation and the coworking space "Gasmotorenfabrik".

Co-Founder & CEO

Railslove

Railslove is a small team of hackers and thinkers creating juicy stuff for the web. We believe in open source and work with open standards to provide cutting edge artwork.

Coder, Innovator, Entrepreneur

Jan Kus

Co-Founder, Partner & Head of Interactive Developers

Interactive Cologne

Co-Founder, Partner, Programme, Interactive Developers and different Satellite Events.

INTERACTIVE DEVELOPERS is an event for talented hackers and designers who meet to get their own or other people's projects under way, to refine them, to cooperate in development or just to experiment. In addition to the classic Hackathon there are talks, panel discussions and workshops where the central themes of the conference are discussed from a technological point of view. INTERACTIVE DEVELOPERS includes different subevents like Railsgirls, CoderDojo, etc.

Developer

Impressx GmbH

Software developer and also I wrote my Bachelor Thesis there. Languages: C, C++, Delphi, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Typo3

Thesis: Dreidimensionale Hüllkörper-Rekonstruktion in Quasi-Echtzeit-Konzeption und prototypische Entwicklung eines Interaktionssystems mittels Algorithmen der Bildverarbeitung

Assistant

BBE Unternehmensberatung

http://www.bbeberatung.com/

Developer

Wilde und Partner

Software Development - HTML, CSS, Javascript, Joomla

Education

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Fachhochschule Köln

Sciences

2007 - 2010 Learning

Fachhochschule Köln

Sciences

2003 - 2007 None

Skills

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Ruby on Rails

Web Applications

Web Development

Ruby

Open Source

jQuery

JavaScript

Agile Methodologies

Git

Mobile Applications

Software Development

HTML

MySQL

CSS

XHTML

Web Services

Scrum

Cloud Computing

HTML 5

SQL

Programming

Test Driven Development

REST

User Interface Design

User Experience

AJAX

Agile

MVC

JSON

Web 2.0

PostgreSQL

FinTech

Kickstaring Startups

Mobile Development

UX/UI Solutions

Product Development

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Cologne Area, Germany

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