JOCHEN HARTMANN | jochen.hartmann@gmail.com

347 489 3035

2013-present        Center for Spatial Research, Columbia University

                Exhibit Design and Software Engineering. New York, NY

        Project Lead on the Brain Index, a large-scale permanent installation featuring dynamic

visualizations of the brain, robotics and interactive science narratives, developed in collaboration between GSAPP, the graduate school of architecture, planning and preservation, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and the Zuckerman Institute. Developed visuals and conceptual framework for the project in close collaboration with key stakeholders. Created various presentations, renderings and animations as well as schematic design and documentation set for the physical installation components.

Created a set of novel brain visualizations and 3d models in collaboration with neuroscience imaging specialists and creative partners. Provided creative direction for eight interactive science narratives and developed interactive web-based games and visualizations for each story.

Currently developing a novel web-based mapping engine built on a modern node.js based stack with real time and 3d capabilities.

2013-2015        Uneven Growth exhibition, Museum of Modern Art

                Exhibition participant in collaboration with the Network Architecture Lab. New York, NY

Participant in a year-long research project commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art

investigating the impact of tactical urbanism in the face of global development in six cities

across the globe. Project was exhibited at the Museum of Modern art from 2014-2015

and then in Vienna during 2015. Developed an asymmetrical game that addressed the impacts of income inequality in Hong Kong and co-taught graduate level architecture studio at Columbia University in relation to the exhibition.

2007-present        Software Development / Web Technologist. New York, NY

                

                Freelance and contract based software development, design and implementation for

various clients ranging from private individuals to public institutions with a focus on progressive web technologies, mobile applications and design projects. Select clients have included Audi, Columbia University, S'well, Bernheimer Architecture, Karlsson Wilkers and Control. Recent projects have ranged from web technologies and mobile-friendly eCommerce to designing prototypes for cognitive state managment in automobile drivers, computational geometry analysis of retail zoning in lower Manhattan, graphic design space invaders and digital fabrication for synthesizer components.

2008 - 2009         Google, Engineering. Senior Developer Programs Engineer. NYC & Mtn View, CA

Provided strategic support for key partners with various Google API integrations such as

Facebook, CBS and others. Contributed over 100k lines of code to Google open-source

libraries, applications and prototypes. Worked with various languages and protocols. Presented at conferences such as Google I/O, Google Developer Day and Salesforce and authored multiple articles, blog posts and tutorials totalling 100s of pages in printed form and accessed by over 30k unique readers per year.

2005 - 2007        Buckminster Fuller Institute. Director of Technology. Brooklyn, NY

Designed and implemented a multitude of web sites and applications for the institute and

it's 3,000+ active members using Drupal and other web technologies. Conceived of and

designed visual materials including institutional branding, books, posters and videos.

2003 - 2005         Morgan Stanley

Product Development Lead, Institutional Equity. New York, NY

Managed the successful implementation of over 50 large scale system enhancements on

a global infrastructure that spanned New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo centers.

Performed in-depth analysis of system logic and created prototypes and technical

specification documents for various IT teams using Java and C#. Managed three

separate teams of contractors. Designed and implemented a number of tactical

data-base driven applications to automate, streamline and report on various internal processes for institutional brokerage teams, maintained monthly firm-wide reporting packages and conducted training sessions.

Select Awards

        2013        NYSA Award for Total Excellence in Design

M. Arch program, Columbia University, NYC

2010        Tuition scholarship to the Master of Architecture program, Columbia University, NYC

2009        Tuition scholarship to Parsons Master of Architecture program, New York City (transfer)

2008        Various peer bonuses received from colleagues at Google

2004        Institutional Infrastructure Securities Award for Excellence, Morgan Stanley

1999        European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome

1997        Tuition scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design

Technical Skills

Solid understanding of most modern web-technology tools and languages including Javascript,

Node, Express, Angular, D3, Scss, Git, MySql, Mongo, Heroku, Linux, Html5, Php and Python.

Strong profiency with 3d modeling, design and creative computation tools such as Maya

(+ Python), Rhino/Grasshopper, 3dsMax, Solidworks, AutoCAD (+LISP), Processing, all applications within Adobe CC including After Effects and InDesign

Familiarity with Java, C#, Ruby/Rails, Unit testing, Google and other web APIs, various version control systems and building a growing understanding of various machine learning techniques and algorithms in Python and R with some Tensorflow.

Education

        Master of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY.

        Bachelor Fine Art: Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI