Dominik Hanke

Web Developer & Lecturer

That's me

Portrait photo of myself
Wearing a Hacker School hoodie in April 2019, while preparing for a workshop.


+49 30 484 734 06
USt-IdNr. DE311347906


Front-End Skills

  • JavaScript ES6
  • React, Redux
  • Vue.js

Back-End Skills

  • PHP, Laravel, Lumen
  • MySQL, MongoDB
  • Python, Falcon
  • ElasticSearch
  • Redis



  • Bicycling
  • Squash


  • Cloud Computing
  • Serverless

About Me

I'm 36, happy to be a professional web developer for about 15 years now and had the chance to work in many different environments and projects.

2004 I began my digital career as a freelance Web Developer, coding websites.

2006 I moved to Bonn, for new challenges at, the largest cooking community in Germany. I got the chances to learn, grow my career and lead small teams to success.

2014, after 7 inspiring years, I moved to Berlin for a new challenge. Being Head of Development at I introduced workflows and quality management.

2017, after many years of coding, I decided to try something different and became a lecturer at Digital Career Institute. I taught participants to become (Junior) Web Developers with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MongoDB and more.

2018, after successfully training a class, I went back to linkbird, which had been rebranded to contentbird. The desire to be a developer again was strong and contentbird offered an exciting data science project.

2019, after working a lot with Python in a small project team, I started to build up a new development team at Influry, joining a good friend of mine.


  • since January 2010 is a very successful tool to convert images into base64 strings. The website is using modern technologies like Drag & Drop uploads, parallel processing and optional image optimization.

    It began as a small side project, when I couldn't find an easy tool to convert images to base64 without having to care about correct mime types and without any command line tools involved.

    In May 2015 the whole project was rewritten using PHP, Laravel, Coffeescript and JavaScript libraries (like Dropzone.js and ZeroClipboard) to support all current features and deliver an elegant user experience where files are dropped onto the page and the results are copied to the clipboard by the click of a button.

  • since May 2019

    I had the opportunity to start my very first workshop at the TINCON, a youth conference that was part of the re;publica. Together with Norbert, founder of "Wissen macht SpaƟ", I showed kids how to build their very own Flappy Bird clone, using a visual programming language called "Scratch".

    A second workshop, teaching the basics of Python, with the classic game "Hangman" as a final goal, followed. Thanks to the support of RatePay we had a nice place to work at and the kids had a lot of fun.