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Götz Bürkle
Works at Bürkle Development
Attended Universität Karlsruhe (TH)/KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
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Project Manager, interested in Enterprise 2.0
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  • Bürkle Development
    web developer, business analyst, knowledge management & enterprise 2.0 guy, 2003 - present
    http://buerkle-services.com/development/
  • Strand Writing & Design
    Project Manager & Copywriter, 2010 - present
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    Techncial and Business Interviewer, 2006 - 2010
  • W. Bälz & Sohn GmbH & Co.
    intern - thesis - business analyst (business processes, IT, knowledge management & enterprise 2.0), 2008 - 2010
  • Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
    Tutor for various courses, 2006 - 2007
    Tutor for applied computer science 2; Tutor for software engineering
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Fellbach - Fellbach (Germany) - Karlsruhe (Germany) - Stockholm (Sweden) - Heilbronn (Germany) - London (UK)
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Coffee, wine, food (writing reviews on Google & Yelp). Web developer (currently Python/Django). Entrepreneurship. Knowledge management. Gigs & concerts.
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Since November 2010 exploring London, walking around, drinking coffee, reading articles about knowledge management, enterprise 2.0, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, project management ... and on the tube the Evening Standard ;) 

Creating web applications with Django, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap.
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  • Universität Karlsruhe (TH)/KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Information Engineering and Management, 2003 - 2009
    Diploma thesis: Incentives and Motivation for Knowledge Maturing and Innovation (motivation theories, knowledge management, web technologies)
  • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
    Computer Science, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy, 2007 - 2008
  • Coursera
    2013 - 2014
    Data Analysis (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Gamification (University of Pennsylvania), Foundations of Business Strategy (University of Virginia), Critical Perspectives on Management (IE Business School), Critical Thinking in Global Challenges (The University of Edinburgh), ...
  • APMG
    Project Management, 2010 - 2010
    PRINCE2 Practitioner; ITIL Foundation
  • Scrum Alliance
    Agile Project Management, 2014 - 2014
    Certified Scrum Product Owner
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Aston & Magill in Wimbledon is a lovely little coffee shop with tasty food, decent coffee and friendly staff. Because of an office move, I recently started exploring SW19 in search for good lunch spots. Quickly I came across Aston & Magill, a friendly and very relaxed coffee shop in Wimbledon. Unfortunately walking there takes me about 20 minutes, and in combination with somewhat slowish service, it is difficult to fit a trip down to Aston & Magill into my lunch break. However, every time I go there, it is definitely worth the effort, and who would mind to walk 40 minutes on a sunny day? The place looks beautiful and simple - it does not try to be something it is not, it's just a lovely neighbourhood coffee with high-quality food and pretty good coffee. Once I had a chicken and bacon sandwich, that tasted as delicious as it sounds. Another time I had the pasta with tomato and bacon sauce, also a very tasty dish. When you are lucky, you can even get the single table outside in the afternoon sun. While I do not like the metal table and chair - the wooden furniture inside is much nicer - having lunch in the sun is too good to be put off by a table and a chair. Aston & Magill is definitely one of those places that I just liked as soon as I walked in. Staff are friendly and funny, and the quality of the food is great. They could be a bit quicker though. At my first visit, I've also noticed that I probably need to get used to hanging out outside of central London - while I was sitting outside, a girl, most likely an arts student, dropped some drawings on the empty chair at my table outside and asked me if I could watch her stuff for a few minutes. Later she came back, picked her drawings up and walked away. Fascinating that people in Wimbledon seem to trust complete strangers on the street - most likely a good sign that speaks for this neighbourhood.
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José Pizarro at Broadgate Circle is a tasty new addition to the area with a well-curated selection of wines by the glass and a range of delicious small plates of food. Just a few weeks after José Pizarro launched a new restaurant around Liverpool Street station, I was for an event in the area at Boxpark Shoreditch and decided to have a small dinner at this new place. I had never managed to visit one of the other two ventures of José Pizarro, so I was excited to check out this recent opening. The first thing I noticed was the good wine selection. As far as I can tell, they only offer Spanish wines - but a wide range of Spanish wines, so it is not really a limitation. The restaurant is beautiful, dominated by an interesting mix of wood and concrete, metal tables and leather seats. Overall, the combination of colours is pleasing the eye, making it a enjoyable to spend time here. To be honest, I did not really like the fishy smell in the air, but I am sure many people will probably like this place even more just because of that. My meal started - well, it all came kind of at the same time anyway - with croquetas caseras. I must admit, I thought they were a little bit disappointing, lacking flavour or seasoning. The Ibérico pork meatballs on the other hand were tasty, especially the slightly spicy tomato and orange sauce. I never had that combination of spicy tomato and orange and it worked very well for me. Next up was pan con tomate, a simple classic. I am often not a big fan of tomato, for example on burgers, but here with the olive oil, everything came together beautifully. The lovely meatball sauce also helped spicing up the croquetas caseras, which actually tasted very nice with the sauce. While browsing through the wine list, I was happy to see that you can get quite a few of the wines by the glass. One option sounded particularly interesting, the TerraPrima Blanco from the Can Ràfols Del Caus estate. I decided to give it a try, because I've never before heard of a Riesling from Spain. This wine is 85% Xarel·lo, I grape variety I didn't know, and 15% Riesling. The wine was truly brilliant with a bold freshness and distinctive mineral notes. After reading a little bit about this wine, I learned that the chalky soil surely contributed to this characteristic flavour. A surprising find and a very interesting take on Riesling. When it was time for a dessert, I quickly selected the chocolate with olive oil & salt, on toast. It sounded intriguing, but I did not quite know what to expect. The plate was dressed beautifully when it arrived and the dish tasted great. Thin, crispy slices of toasted bread added the needed crunch to complement the strong chocolate. The olive oil also blended nicely with the other ingredients. For a dessert, it was pretty salty, but that probably also made it more interesting. My wine proved to be a good choice not only for my other dishes, but also in combination with the rich flavours of the dessert. The service at José Pizarro was friendly and very attentive from start to end. Definitely a great place for dinner, small bites or just a glass of wine.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Blixen is a great place for a good wine with some tasty food. It's definitely a place I will keep in mind when in the area. Located at Old Spitalfields Market, Blixen is a beautiful restaurant with a friendly, upmarket touch. I especially liked the wood-panelled ceiling, as it somewhat contrasts the shiny design with a bit of rustic-looking wood. All staff, from the door to all other people who came past my table, were overly friendly and professional - it was a joy to eat there. When browsing through the menu, I found it difficult to choose. Not so much because I wanted to eat everthing, more because I am a bit picky sometimes and most dishes did not really appeal to me. On the other hand, the wine list is great with a few options I would like to try. After making up my mind, I ordered an Austrian 2013 Grüner Veltliner, Huber, Traisental - a very refreshing and tasty white wine with a good balance between light and fruity. The wine worked well alone, but also with a little bit salty food or a fruity dessert. I decided to go with the crispy pork belly, spaetzle, kale & quince as main. The plate looked nice and the skin was indeed very crispy. The finely salted pork was great together with the sweet quince. I was excited to taste the spaetzle - and they disappointed me and also made me happy. As someone who knows how do prepare proper spaetzle by hand, they simply did not look right. They were more like knoepfle than spaetzle. Spaetzle should usually be a bit bigger, longer. Also, they were very crispy, all of them, which is not quite what I had expected. But that said, these little things added a nice texture and spaetzle flavour to the dish. I could have done with a bit more sauce, but altogether, the dish was accomplished and very tasty. The side of cheese and chive mash did not convince me. It is something different, yes, but I thought it was a bit too bland. Nice together with the salty pork, but simply a bit boring on its own. When I go again, I will definitely check out the chips. To conclude my early dinner, before dashing off to a concert, I opted for the passion fruit tart with raspberry sorbet as recommended by my very helpful and nice waitress. I was not entirely sure about this dish, because passion fruit and raspberry are both acidic - I should not have worried, it was simply a very refreshing summer dessert. Not sweet at all, but two strong fruits and just a beautiful combination. I wondered a little bit that they did not serve some bread to start with. By the end of my meal, I was full, no bread needed, still this was a small let down for me. Blixen is a stunning restaurant with well-prepared food, a great wine list and very friendly, helpful staff. Definitely a place I am happy to visit again.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Located in St. John's Wood, a residential area in north-west London, Allora does tasty and light Italian food at its best. Allora lies on a little street in leafy St. John's Wood and is a small but beautiful Italian restaurant. The clean and simply design is modern and the room is very light. After being seated, I immediately started to browse through the wine list. The offering by the glass is short, and irritatingly starts with reds. However, one of the whites sounded pretty interesting. It was an Insolia Sicilia Bianco I.G.T. Normanno from Sicily. Surprisingly, the very friendly staff asked me if I would like to taste it, before they poured a full glass. I really value this kind of service and even better, I very much enjoyed this white wine. It was refreshing with a slight mineralic hint - unlike the typical mineralic taste you can get from most Rieslings. Overall, an intriguing wine that I should remember! I started my meal with an excellent dish called "parma ham, with pears", or more poetic "prosciutto crudo di parma con frutta". It tasted just like the Italian name sounds - the juicy pear on a bed of rocket with a dash of balsamic vinegar blended perfectly with the ham. Adding freshly ground black pepper right at my table only added to the deliciousness. I also appreciated the thin salty bread I had with this starter to add some crispyness and texture. Following an overwhelming first course, I went on and tucked into an equally delighting main of home made pappardelle with duck ragout, or in other words: "pappardelle fatte in casa al ragu’ di anatra". The pasta was nicely cooked and the plate was lighter and mor delicate than I expected, packed with enjoyable flavours. Finally, I went on to order a dessert and opted for the deep fried ricotta balls with a sugar crust and chocolate sauce. I must admit that the dessert was perhaps the least exciting I ate at Allora - not so much because it was not good, but because of the two other stand-out dishes and the lovely wine. After all the food and wine, I finished with a typical Italian, strong and bitter, espresso. Opened not long ago, I hope Allora will be here to stay. The food is one of the best in the area, the service great and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. I did not expect this when I decided to go there, I thought it would be just another average Italian place, but really, I can only highly recommend Allora.
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Public - a month ago
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2 Veneti in Marylebone does tasty Italian food and combines it with a matching wine list and friendly service. On a warm evening, I walked into Italian restaurant 2 Veneti in the heart of Marylebone and soon was given some good bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar - just as you would expect from a decent Italian place. Looking through the wine list, I decided to go for something special - an Italian sparkling wine, spumante, produced like a champagne. It was a great dry and fresh wine, excellent to kick off my little dinner. As starter, I ordered the wild rocket, pear & parmesan salad with balsamic dressing. Personally, I could have done with a little bit less rocket. The pear was really refeshing and overall it was a delicious dish. Moving on, I went for "bigoli in salsa d’anatra", kind of like thick spaghetti with duck ragout. It was a lovely and light plate of food with a beautiful duck flavour and a tasty sauce. On top of that, the food went very well together with my sparkling wine. Unfortunately, none of the desserts sounded really interesting, so I left without a dessert. 2 Veneti does delicious dishes and offers a good wine list. Its central location makes it a great destination for dinner, for example before going to a concert at nearby Wigmore Hall.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maze Grill Park Walk in Chelsea is a beautiful restaurant with outstanding service staff, cooking tasty steaks with excellent chips at a fair price. If you fancy, you can also find a brilliant English white wine, the Chapel Down Bacchus Reserve, on the menu. Maze Grill Park Walk, the newly opened Gordon Ramsay steak restaurant in Chelsea, is a beautiful place to enjoy some grilled meat. The interior is dominated by matching brown tones and the materials are carefully chosen to create a friendly atmosphere. The well-selected black and white photos on the exposed brick wall are a nice contrast. I liked that this place does not try to be cool, but uses certain design elements to create a classy style with a contemporary twist, far away from the standardised industrial-chic found everywhere these days. Even the music worked fine for me with a mix of instrumental and mainly indie-pop, as far as I recall - and when it comes to the background music, the less I remember, the better. The service throughout my meal was outstanding and all staff I talked to were very friendly and funny. After I placed my order, my waiter was quick to bring me some warm bread with a lovely, creamy butter quennelle - I think that's the correct word for it - with a bit of salt sprinkled on top. For me, this was almost a perfect start. When I had been browsing through the wine list, an English Bacchus Reserve, Chapel Down 2013 from Kent caught my eye. I decided to give it a try as I had great English whites before. The wine was kind of fruity but at the same time very fresh and crispy, nicely cooling down the heat of my starter - and also great with my steak. After I had enjoyed the wine, I looked it up and learned that the Bacchus grape variety is a combination of Silvaner, Riesling and Müller-Thurgau. Interesting. The first proper course was buffalo chicken fillets with chilli and lime. The chicken pieces were coated in a hot marinade and crispy on the outside. The cool lime sauce was a perfect complement to balance the heat of the chicken. As main, I went for the 8oz rare breed fillet. I also ordered the peppercorn and house steak sauces, not so much for the fillet, more for the triple-cooked chips. The steak had a nice and strong flavour for a fillet, the kind of intensity I would usually expect in an onglet rather than a fillet. In contrast to other great fillets, it was not melt-in-the-mouth tender, but it had a lovely crust and tasted excellent. I think their salt block dry-ageing process and the flawless medium-rare grilling make this steak special. At first I thought it was a bit over, but soon discovered that indeed, it was not, when cutting through the red and juicy meat. The peppercorn sauce was good, but once again I was disappointed to find no actual peppercorns in it. It seems that's unfortunately a current trend among many restaurants and gastropubs. The house steak sauce was like an improved smokey, spicy ketchup that went nicely together with the chips. The chips were really crispy, and the larger ones still smooth and fluffy inside. Hands down, one of the best portions of chips I had recently. For dessert I had their interpretation of Eaton mess. It actually looked like a real mess, but the mix of sliced strawberries, brown sugar and herbs made a light and refreshing pudding. The brown sugar added the needed texture to make it an ejoyable dish. An interesting interpretation of a British classic. At the end, I had to acknowledge that the 6oz fillet would have been enough for me this evening. To get ready for my walk home across Hyde Park, I ordered an espresso. A few spoons full of sugar made it drinkable, but once again it was the standard, bitter restaurant fare coffee. Nothing I would recommend unless you just need a coffee to get going. All in all, I think that with Maze Grill Park Walk, the area gets another top-class steak restaurant that is definitely worth a visit.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
The second Kaffeine on Eastcastle Street delivers great coffee, delicious food and friendly service in a modern environment. Whenever you want to take a break from the busy surroundings of Oxford Street (or your office - if you work in the area), there is not much more you could ask for! In early spring 2015, Kaffeine opened its second branch on Fitzrovia's Eastcastle Street, just a few minutes from the original store, but significantly closer to the constant hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. No question, after I have been visiting the original Kaffeine store regularly for several years now, I am biased and probably not the most objective reviewer. So I intentionally waited a few weeks before I wrote this review, to get a better impression of the new location and not write everything based on previous experience at the first shop. The second Kaffeine feels very familiar and also a little bit alien at the same time. The general layout of the shop is recognisable, like a mirrored setup of the first shop. The abundance of free space in the middle of the new store on Eastcastle Street certainly creates a slightly different atmosphere and makes take-away orders much easier. Most materials used appear more modern, while preserving basic characteristics of the Kaffeine style - if there is such a thing. The high tables are a beautiful mix of wood and concrete. Where people are used to exposed brick walls these days, the new Kaffeine presents itself sleek and polished with washed concrete, light wood, copper, a black wall and white tiles. I also like that the design of the tables is continued on the walls. When I first walked in, I was surprised about the interior, because I probably expected something that looked more like the first shop. But after looking around and spending some time there, I really enjoy the refreshing mix of colours and surfaces. I got to think that Kaffeine in Eastcastle Street puts more emphasis on food. Since the shop opened, I've already discovered a few tasty new treats, like the absolutely delicious chocolate and raspberry cake - and some of the new items also make their way to the Great Titchfield Street shop. The coffee is excellent, as you expect from Kaffeine: beautiful black cups, filled with great Square Mile coffee and finished off with carefully crafted latte art by lovely and skillful baristas. Now, I must admit, that I kind of prefer the original shop. The darker wood, the brick wall, the size or probably just the different floor plan create a warm coziness that makes me smile. Besides this, the bench and the tables simply work a little bit better for me - maybe just because I am used to it all. However, altogether I do really like Kaffeine on Eastcastle Street and will soon be back for another coffee, and to check out the rest of the food menu.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago