Who is Hendrik Schmeer?

After having started a typical self-taught programmer career by trying to make my ideas work, I found myself being passionate about that. Soon I began to work as a freelance-programmer from 2011 onwards.

Because of this, I took the chance to start an education at the University of Cologne in the following time. First stumbling across Media-Informatics with an emphasis on cultural studies, I finally switched over to Geography and Computer Science .

Recent study interests are geography of economics, especially small sustainable enterprise networks, post-growth economics, spatial humanities and digital humanities in general.


London - sugaronline.com

News and market data on international sugar trade and production.
Support, maintenance and revision of the online platform.
Since 2011.

HPV Gebrauchtradliste


Complete reprogramming of a second-hand bike platform for the Human Powered Vehicles association (HPV e.V. Germany). The user interface makes massive use of Javascript to provide better visual searchability, while being fully accessible for users not allowing Javascript. The application is built on top of Joomla.
Finished in 2013.

Digital Humanities Registry

DARIAH-EU, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Universität zu Köln, Karl Franzens Universität Graz, GWD-Göttingen, CLARIAH-NL, KNAW
Course Registry
Project Registry

While the DH-Courseregistry started out in 2014, it initially aimed to provide a Dutch/Flemish overview only. Being designed to be a selfmaintaining online directory, it soon became scaled up to European level. The DH-Projectregistry was to follow up in 2015, based on the previous work and as a Dutch overview again.
Since 2014.

Terrain Vague

Cologne - terrainvague.de

Project presentation:
"Ästhetik und Poetik urbaner Zwischenräume in der französischen Moderne"
DFG-project at the Romanic Institute, University of Cologne. Consulting and development of a data schema for presentation, building a website based on Drupal.
Graphical Design: Caroline Doyé.
2014 - 2016.

IANUS Research Data Center

Köln, Berlin, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - ianus-fdz.de

2013 - 2015: Evaluation of the long-term archival software suite DA-NRW, built at HKI, University of Cologne for IANUS.
Since 2015: Conceptualizing, prototyping and building the datacenter website and metadata schema for archaeological research data collections.

Digital Skills

A list of the most important technical skills.

Programming Languages & Markup

PHP, Javascript, Python, C++, Java, XML, HTML5, CSS3, SASS


OOP, AJAX, JSON, X-Technologies, Named Entity Recognition (NER)

CMS, Frameworks & Libraries

CakePhp, Drupal, Joomla, jQuery, Bootstrap, leaflet, Apache Tika, Stanford NER

Database Technologies

general relational SQL, postgis


Git, Subversion

Server Environments

Unix as a server OS. Apache & nginx as webserver.

Operating Systems

Linux, Windows


qGIS, ArcGIS (both basic user skills), ArcGIS plugin development



German, English, Dutch

Please send me a letter:

Hendrik Schmeer
Wormser Str. 23
50677 Köln

+49 15 77 40 90 678