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Götz Bürkle
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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), ...
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    Project Management, 2010 - 2010
    PRINCE2 Practitioner; ITIL Foundation
  • Scrum Alliance
    Agile Project Management, 2014 - 2014
    Certified Scrum Product Owner
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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 - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 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 - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Lisa's in Notting Hill is a friendly Swedish coffee shop and restaurant with a simple, almost stereotypically Nordic style and an artsy touch to it. I remember, I read about Lisa's a few months ago, and when I walked around Notting Hill and looked for a place to sit down and rest a bit, I suddenly came across it again and decided to check it out. At day, the place is a light, pretty artsy and lovely coffee shop - right for a "fika", as the Swedes say. When it gets darker and dinner service begins, the atmosphere at Lisa's changes accordingly with lights being dimmed down and candles being lit up on all tables. I had the luck, or maybe misfortune in some way, to be there right between afternoon and evening to witness the change of atmosphere. Kind of like watching the sun set. Due to my slightly off-peak arrival time, it all was a little bit chaotic. For example I was offered a coffee, at least until they came back to me and apologised very nicely that they had run out of coffee. At other places, I might have been a bit grumpy about such a service. At this friendly Swedish place, I was happy just to sit down with a crispy and surprisingly light cinnamon bun. Initially, the idea was to go to Lisa's for dinner, but then really I was just looking for a place to sit down, rest and read after an hour's walk around West London. And Lisa's turned out to be almost the perfect place for a break - even without a coffee. Often, cinnamon buns are dense and heavy, which mostly is fine, but the cinnamon bun at Lisa's was unexpectedly light and fluffy and crunchy. Compared to the IKEA cinnamon bun I incidentally just had earlier that day when I went to one of the furniture empire's London outlets to satisfy my craving for the world-famous IKEA meatballs, the cinnamon bun at Lisa's was a right delight. I enjoyed my time at Lisa's, even though not everything was perfect. Of course, I've instantly decided to go back soon to check out the full evening menu. Most likely, I'll go for the meatballs...and I'm already convinced that they'll be delicious! If you like Swedish or more general Scandinavian food, Lisa's on Portobello Road is a place you should know!
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
A little paradise for wine drinkers, Mission in Bethnal Green is an excellent wine bar with a relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and brilliant service. Mission is a beautiful wine bar located in the railway arches at Bethnal Green, just a few steps away from the tube station. While this means that trains are rattling above your head from time to time, it also makes for an original environment remotely reminiscent of a wine cellar. Something that worked well for me. The place spreads a warm and friendly feeling, a little bit perhaps like a more modern take on London staple Gordon's Winebar, just with a distinct focus on Californian wines. The lovely staff, behind the bar and other, are very friendly and attentive, without being pushy. I started my wine journey with two tasters, a Riesling and the Albariño Bonny Doon Vineyard, Monterey County, California, from 2012. After careful consideration, I decided to go with the Riesling Jekel Vinyards, Monterey County, California, from 2011. I expected to prefer the Albariño due to the fact that my last American Riesling experience with the catchy name Kung-Fu Girl left me disappointed, and I avoided any American Riesling experiments ever since. So I was pleasantly surprised that I actually liked this slightly sweet white. In itself, it was no revelation, just an acceptable Riesling. However, in combination with the heavenly rich chocolate hazelnut cheesecake, it did really shine. The typical Riesling flavour complemented the strong chocolate dessert with plenty of crunchy hazelnuts perfectly. For my second glass, I followed the recommendation of the bartender and ordered a special, the 2013 Sadie Famliy Chenin Blanc "Skurfberg", Olifants River, South Africa. By that time, the place has become more lifely and busy, and quite a bit louder. I enjoyed the buzzy atmosphere, for me it was an inspiring place to do some writing, and the service was still great. I was slightly disappointed, that I had to remind the staff of my order of some bread, but as I was in no hurry, I was fine with that. The bread was well worth the wait. It tasted excellent and came with a tasty dash olive oil. I had hardly finished my second white, when the highly attentive bartender already came up with the next suggestion. This time, his recommendation for a light red was the 2012 Pinot Noir Sager + Wilde by Domaine De La Cote, Sta Rita Hills, California. It was a beautiful red with a mildly fruity note, just right for me. After one dessert, some bread and three wines, I decided to head home, but I am pretty sure that I will visit Mission again soon - there are still plenty more wines on the menu that I should try!
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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Twist at Crawford in Marylebone, near Edgware Road tube station, does outstanding Spanish tapas. Delicious meats, great flavours, lovely service - definitely a restaurant I will visit again. Spanish Tapas restaurant Twist at Crawford opened in early 2015, bringing more excellent Spanish food to Marylebone. The decoration is very typical for new openings these days, industrial shabby-chic, exposed brick walls, hipster light bulbs. A combination that should perhaps best be forbidden outside designated areas of urban edginess. Still, Twist in beautiful Marylebone somehow manages to add a little bit of Spanish authenticity to the mix beyond the standard urban-cool decoration. Staff were very friendly and helpful in the selection of dishes and continued to deliver good service throughout my visit. I started with a white wine, the Madregale Bianco Chardonnay-Trebbiano 2013. They had more interesting wines on the menu, but unfortunately they were only available by the bottle. That said, the Chardonnay-Trebbiano was an enjoyable wine, and surprisingly one of the waiters complimented my choice, as in some parts of Italy, people would also drink white wine with cured meat, he explained. Good to know - often, people expect that you have to drink a red wine with cured meat and cheese. The first dish that arrived at my table was the Paleta iberica de bellota D.O. Reserva 24 months. This basically means, that it was an extensively matured Iberican black pig ham, and as the menu added, it is "nominated best jamon in the world". I am not a big fan of fatty meat, but in this case, the thinky sliced ham tasted great and the fat just added to the flavour. The meat was served with thin, crispy Sardinian bread. I was a bit skeptical first and ordered a bread basket in addition to these thin bread chips, but really, the ham and this Sardinian bread was a perfect combination. The other two kinds of bread were too sweet and too dense for my liking. Not long after the ham, my second plate arrived, roasted chicken thighs, chili, honey and toasted macadamia almonds. I was prepared for chicken pieces on the bone, but was happy to see only boneless chicken, as I find it in general much easier to eat without having to cut around the bones. More importantly, the chicken thighs were one of the best chicken dishes I can remember. The juicy chicken and the sweet sauce together were a heavenly blend of flavours. Finally, the slightly sweet cumin bread also came to good use, when I soaked the remaining chicken sauce up with it, after I had finished the chicken thighs. I rounded off my meal with the lovely fleur de sel chocolate tart. A cold, rich delight with a strong chocolate taste and a pinch of salt. The individual dishes were small, as you expect for tapas, but two of them were filling and left enough space for the dessert. Overall, I was very happy with the portion sizes as well as the friendly and competent service.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Aubaine in Hampstead is a friendly French restaurant with an upmarket spin, while having an approachable and somewhat casual, relaxed ambience. My fillet steak was great, the sauce unfortunately not so much. One rainy Friday evening, I was on my way to a concert of the brilliant Ligeti Quartet in Hampstead, and French restaurant Aubaine was right between the tube station and the venue, making it the perfect dinner spot for this occassion. Sadly, I had to skip a starter and went straight to the main course. I ordered a beef fillet with peppercorn sauce. To be honest, I was a little bit disappointed by the sauce - it was not distinctly peppery, and really, did not add anything to the dish. I was not even entirely sure if it actually was peppercorn sauce, it was almost more like a bernaise sauce. However, the meat itself was expertly cooked, medium-rare to medium with a great texture and a nice beef flavour. The spicing of the fillet steak was well-balanced with a delicious crust. The fries were not really memorable. They were alright, without anything that would make them a stand-out side. Following my current preference for white wine, I ordered the cheapest white on the list. Not because it was the cheapest, but due to the kind of limited selection by the glass - the other options simply did not sound tastier to me. I would say that it was a good choice together with the steak. The somewhat sharp flavour is not what I usually value very highly, but in combination with the meat it was fine. Anyway, next time I will go for a different wine. Overall, the wine list reads decent, it's just that the ones offered by the glass did not excite me at all that evening. As wine lists change regularly, maybe, at my next visit to an Aubaine restaurant, I will find a more compelling selection by the glass. Throughout my dinner, I was served by one waiter and two waitresses - all were really friendly and professional, while one was particularly nice. The service was good, only slightly impaired by me being under time pressure. As I was in a hurry, I had to leave without dessert. I was a bit unhappy about that, but I decided that this just gave me a reason to go there again soon! On my way home, after the concert, I did not pop in again for dessert, but instead decided to checkout another place and stopped by at the excellent food stall La Crêperie de Hampstead just up the road. Highly recommended - I would say even as a second dessert after you have already enjoyed a first one at Aubaine.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Bunnychow is a South African street food restaurant in Soho that offers interesting flavours, packed in tasty buns. If you are tired of burgers, burritos and other current food trends, Bunnychow might be the place you will enjoy. Located on Wardour Street in busy Soho, Bunnychow is a great addition to the London food scene, I think. The little restaurant offers South African street food - I have no idea how authentic it is, but I like it! The range of dishes is somewhat limited to different flavours of the same thing: a bun filled with something. As I had never been there before and had no idea about the food, it took me a while to put together my order. While I was standing and wondering, the very supportive staff helped me by guiding me through the menu and also offering me tasters. I could not decide between the Chakalaka chicken filling and the pulled pork filling. After eating a few bites of the two fillings, I was not much wiser, because I liked both. At the end, I went for the chicken option. To go with my food, I chose the Madiba's juice, and exciting mix of grapefruit, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. When my dish was ready, my name was called out and I could collect my order from the counter. It came on a nice and practical plate and basically was really a bun used as a bowl and filled with a juicy filling in combination with a fruity and crispy topping. It tasted great, and being a fan of bread, I liked the idea of the food. After finishing off my bun bowl, I was very satisfied with my visit to Bunnychow and will definitely go again. It probably also makes a great snack for takeaway.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago