Ulrike Exner

Software Developer

Main focus: Web Developer

Websites/blogs: https://rike.dev , https://de.linkedin.com/in/ulrike-exner-80aa28205

Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: women in tech, scrum, javascript, web development, web3, react, software architecture, automotive industry

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Coaching

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Rike Exner is a software developer from Berlin, Germany, focusing on web technologies, holding a Master's degree in computer science. She entered the IT industry from a non-technical background, having previously worked as an online content manager and librarian.

Rike hosts workshops for beginners in web development to inspire more women to get into coding. In her remaining time, she contributes to the Open Source community and is currently excited about Web3/Blockchain development.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Building Interactive Web Applications with React (English)

This one-day React course is designed for individuals who already have some knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and want to learn the basics of building professional user interfaces with React. React is a powerful JavaScript library for building complex, interactive user interfaces and has become the most popular front-end development tool in recent years. During the workshop, participants will learn the core concepts of React like JSX, styling, hooks, and state management. Through hands-on exercises and examples, they will learn how to create components, connect them together and feed them with data from a REST API.

This talk is in: English
Introduction to Web3 frontend development
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According to a recent study, over 34,000 new developers committed code to Web3 projects in 2021 — among them, many frontend specialists can benefit from their previous experience in Javascript, React, or UI/UX design. This talk will explain what we consider a decentralized application and how we implement frontends that connect to a blockchain rather than a “traditional” backend. It will also provide new user flows introduced into the Web3 field (e.g., in terms of authentication and data handling), skills necessary for Web3 frontend development, and tools that can help you get started among different blockchain platforms. The talk will also cover thoughts on UI/UX in the field of Web3 and decentralized deployment strategies.

This talk is in: English
Women disrupting Web3

Moving from Web2 to Web3 can feel complex and confusing. This session will give an insight into why we need to make the transition, and how we can make the transition regardless of our professional background. We want to share our stories of making that shift and provide some hints and tips about how to approach Web/Blockchain as an emerging technology.

This talk is in: English
Blockchains, Crypto & Web3 - eine praktische Einführung (mehrtägiger Workshop)

Kaum ein Tech-Thema wird momentan kontroverser diskutiert als Blockchains, Web3, Metaverse und NFTs. Für manche eine technische und gesellschaftliche Revolution, für andere Gegenstand heftiger Kritik. Eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema scheint also in jedem Fall lohnenswert: Der Workshop richtet sich daher an Interessierte ohne Vorkenntnisse im Bereich Blockchains bzw. Web3, die endlich alle Buzzwords verstehen und auf eine Entdeckungsreise gehen möchten. Zudem bietet die Technologie auch für Software- und Webentwickler:innen spannende Anwendungsfälle.

This talk is in: German
Einführung in die moderne Webentwicklung (mehrtätiger Workshop)

Wie kommt eine Website ins Internet und wie funktioniert ein Web-Server? Welche Technologien und Programmiersprachen verwenden wir heute in der Web-Entwicklung? Auf welche Weise hängen HTML, CSS, Datenbanken und Skriptsprachen wie Javascript, PHP und Python zusammen? Was sind eigentlich Front- und Backend, Content-Management-Systeme, REST APIs, Single Page Applications, Progressive Web Apps und Web-Frameworks wie Angular, React oder Django? Wie arbeiten Webentwickler*innen heute (Git, Cloud Computing, ..)? In diesem Kurs gehen wir auf eine Reise in die moderne Web-Entwicklung, entschlüsseln Buzzwords und lernen wie die wichtigsten Technologien aufeinander aufbauen. Das Wissen, das wir uns erarbeiten, werden wir innerhalb des Kurses praktisch umsetzen und eine Web-Application entwickeln.

This talk is in: German
Connecting 20k women in tech and banning the evil: How to build a friendly (Twitter) bot

Bot technologies can help you reach more of the people you want to connect with and improve your audience's engagement. But why seem so many of them so spammy and untrustworthy? This talk offers exclusive insights into an empowering, non-spammy Twitter bot and advises on using bot technologies wisely in the field of community building.

This talk is in: English