Ellen König

Head of Engineering

Main focus: Technical Leadership

Twitter handle: @ellen_koenig

Websites/blogs: https://www.ellenkoenig.de , https://www.ellenkoenig.de/blog

Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: climate-friendly construction, technical leadership, data engineering, management, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, ai

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Head of Engineering at alcemy, working to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete. My academic background is in computer science and the social sciences.

I am fascinated by how data and data-intense technologies influence how we live.

Volunteer coach for programming classes for women (Rails Girls, OpenTechSchool, Frauenloop, PyLadies), meetup co-organizer and core team member for "Data Science for Social Good". Several years of speaking experience at tech conferences and meetups, including a TedX-Talk.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

How to create the AI we actually want
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How can we as society shape the current AI developments and direct them towards what we want and need? Presented at TedXUniPotsdam 2022

This talk is in: English
Wie funktioniert künstliche Intelligenz?

Einführungsvortrag zum Thema "Künstliche Intelligenz". Präsentiert auf der Tagung "Die Mensch-Maschine-Gleichung" (2021).

This talk is in: German
Mind your data - Data quality for the rest of us!
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How can we measure and improve data quality? Presented at Berlin Buzzwords 2020

This talk is in: English
Do you want your tech profitable, ethical, useful or reliable?

Talk aimed at software engineers introducing four different perspectives on software quality. Presented at Python Pizza Remote 2020.

This talk is in: English
Want to have a positive social impact as a tech person?

How-to talk that helps a tech audience figure out how and where they want to have social impact. Presented at PyData & PyCon DE 2019 and as a keynote on Python Pizza Hamburg 2019.

This talk is in: English
5 Things I Learned From Prototyping ML Research Papers

Intermediate level technical talk about managing the ML prototyping workflow. Presented at GOTO Berlin in 2019 & PyData Berlin in 2019

This talk is in: English
EnthusiastiCon & CodeMotion Berlin 2018: Machine learning for the curious but confused

Introductory talk about how ML works

This talk is in: English
PyLadies meetup Oct 2016: Patterns in Python

Experimental talk transferring the concept of software patterns from the (mostly) Java world into the Python universe.

This talk is in: English
Eurucamp 2013 - Practice makes perfect?

Conference talk about learning strategies for learning how to program

This talk is in: English