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I am Hendrik and currently a PhD-student at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) at Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden. Welcome to my personal website, where I keep you updated on all matters personal and occupational.

A sociologist and historian by training, I also know my ways around political theory and political economy. I work a lot with Machine Learning-based analysis and I am an experienced Open Source software developer. I like to bridge the gap between social scientific research and modern computer science. If you would like to connect, the best places are Twitter and Mastodon!

Most Recent Article

Core.js: Open Source is not Broken (March 3rd, 2023)

A recent incident surrounding the JavaScript library Core.js has seen many arguing that Open Source is broken. However, looking at the longer history of incidents within Open Source, here I argue that we need to stop saying Open Source was broken, and instead focus on the real problem: A lack of institutional funding.